500 Simply Charming Stitches for Embroidery has something for everyone, with simple but lovely embroidery motifs presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Readers can add a charming textured touch to their wardrobe with this beautiful compendium of classic designs. There's plenty of inspiration here for embellishing any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. This is the perfect book for beginners - even a novice can pick it up and just start stitching! Easy-to-sew ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays and food, to animals, monograms and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring colour photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets and more.