Add dimension and texture to your embroidery with step-by-step guidance from expert Deborah Jones! Learn to use embroidery foam to create puffy designs with clean, polished edges, then explore trapunto – a fun, raised technique you can make with batting or cording. And, unleash your inner artist as you color your stitches with fabric paint! Next, add fantastic texture to your embroidery with fringe, and see how thread selection lets you vary the look from straight to curly. Learn tips for faux-fur and vinyl embroidery, and make your projects sparkle with Deborah’s hassle-free substitution for metallic thread. Finally, discover how to add crystals and stones to your designs, both individually and with a crystal transfer you can create yourself. Tips for editing your own design files so you can use these techniques are included – as well as 10+ free designs!