In the distinctive style of Inspirations Magazine, over 150 stitches are illustrated with full-colour step-by-step photographs. Each step is clearly explained and variations or combinations of the stitches are shown. Techniques and stitches for use with stranded cottons, silk ribbons, wool and beads, combined with enticing photographs of finished projects, will provide endless inspiration. For the novice embroiderer, advice is given on equipment and materials and transferring designs. Scattered throughout the book are hints and information to increase the enjoyment of embroidery. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for all embroiderers - the beginner looking for basic information, and the more experienced seeking confirmation and extension of their knowledge.