Professional embroiderer Jo Dixey has created 20 projects to inspire and challenge both those new to embroidery and those with some knowledge of stitch but who want to take their creativity further. Each project introduces new embroidery stitches and techniques and is accompanied by comprehensive step-by-step photographs. As you work through them you will expand your skills and gain confidence in using different stitches and ideas in your own work. The projects range from small embroidered cards to more complex wall art; simple applique for a scarf to an embroidered jacket - all based on the theme of people. Templates of the images to stitch are provided for photocopying and there is a photo gallery of all the stitches covered in the book.