Metallic and metal threads are some of the most interesting and useful materials available to needle-workers today, adding beautiful and dramatic effects to even the simplest designs. Obtainable in a spectacular rainbow of colours, never has the range available been greater. Fourteen stunning stitched images include hummingbirds, sunlit as they sip nectar from vibrant flowers, and the gossamer wings of a dragonfly shimmer in the mist. A romantic band sampler of pink and silver twinkles delicately, its hearts and flowers lustrous, while a sleeping mermaid sparkles beneath the waves, her tail iridescent and hair gleaming. Display these and other beautiful designs around the home, or give them as gifts, by making them up into a range of items including cushions, sachets, bags, mobiles and so much more. Step-by-step advice throughout is illustrated with inspirational colour photography and clear line drawings, making this the essential guide for anyone using metallic threads.