The Big Book of Embroidery is a comprehensive machine embroidery book by BERNINA, with a wealth of information for the novice as well as the experienced stitcher. It begins with information about designs, stabilizers, embroidery supplies, and hooping methods. From there you explore basic editing functions that includes resizing, rotating, and Word Art. Then you move on to more exciting functions such as Color Wheel, Endless Embroidery, and Importing Decorative Stitches. Next comes design placement: low tech methods with hoop templates and paper design templates plus high tech machine functions such as Virtual Positioning and Pinpoint Placement (on specific models). Then you are ready to explore stitching techniques, including In-the-Hoop Projects, Lettering and Monogramming, Freestanding Designs, Piecing, Quilting, Applique and more. With 200 pages of information and inspiration, you will want to have this book in your embroidery library!