A showcase for textile artist Alison Holt's exquisite machine embroideries, this book will teach you to 'paint' your surroundings with thread. Use thread to paint the world around you with free-motion embroidery. Alongside new examples of Alison Holt's exquisite and distinctive machine embroideries, this book collects together her teachings and techniques for machine-embroidering flowers, woodlands, landscapes and seascapes. A huge range of techniques and ideas are clearly explained using step-by-step photographs, and demonstrated through a selection of inspiring projects. Learn how to create landscapes and seascapes of your own, and find inspiration through numerous examples of Alison's original work. Collects together all of Alison Holt's work for the first time, alongside exclusive new material Based on four successful standalone titles Practical, instructional and inspirational.