This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to learn to master embroidery and make gorgeous, personalized creations in the process. Featuring step-by-step tutorials for all the essential techniques, plus a section on digital and free motion-machine embroidery, this book is a crash course in needlework. Galleries of photos showcase a range of contemporary applications, while helpful technical illustrations break down each step. With inspiring artist profiles and sections on other popular needlecrafts such as crewelwork, applique, and cross-stitch, Mastering the Art of Embroidery is the new go-to resource for crafters of all skill levels. Sophie Long is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework in England.