[Softcover, 176 pages] Threads, The Basics & Beyond: The Complete Visual Guide to Thread Techniques & Creativity has been reissued! Be inspired by the surprising evolution of threads, from a device that holds fabrics together to a creative tool that beautifies projects with designs, colors, textures, structure, and ornamentation. Follow each step-by-step technique in photos and text; then create your own Passport pages documenting your stitching travels. Whether expanding your knowledge of traditional techniques or experimenting with thread painting and molding thread structures, you will experience threads with new creativity and inspiration. This newly reissued softcover (originally published in hardcover with a spiral binding) with hundreds of full-color photographs throughout includes dozens of techniques shown step-by-step; Passport examples for practice and play; gallery of thread projects; nuts and bolts on supplies and equipment, more than a dozen projects and go-to references and resources. Multiple award winner, including Independent Publisher Book Awards 2011 Silver Medal Winner in the How-To (Crafts/Hobbies) category.