Divided into four sections, with clear step-by-step instructions, 'Layers of Stitch' covers making backgrounds, using dyes, paints and stencils, applique, patterns and letters and designing with software, as well as finishing techniques.
Both Valerie Campbell-Harding and Maggie Grey are highly experienced teachers of embroidery, exhibit their work widely and are members of the Embroiderers' Guild. Valerie Campbell-Harding is author of over 15 books on embroidery, including Machine Embroidery: Stitch Techniques, Fabric Painting for Embroidery, and Bead Embroidery. Maggie Grey is the editor of The World of Machine Embroidery. Valerie Campbell - Harding lives in Andover, Hampshire and Maggie Grey lives in Ferndown, Dorset.
"'This book... is a visual feast, giving you inspiration on every page without reading a word. But that is the tip of the iceberg - the content of the text is full to bursting point with ideas and possibilities... Whether you own a computerised machine or not, this book will give you more ideas than you can possibly hope to work through in a decade.' The World of Embroidery, Nov 2001."