Don’t be fooled, this is an in-depth study on how to get the best decorative results from your machine - and yourself. Claire stresses the need for a healthy partnership from the outset. Then she covers everything from types of thread, to playing with tension, stitching with the feed dogs up or down, forming different stitches and troubleshooting. There’s instruction, sampling exercises and projects on water soluble film, working with metallics, stitching landscapes, animals and birds. If you want to explore this area, this book should be your road map.