If you love threads and all that you can do with them, Thread Work Unraveled, by Sarah Ann Smith, is a must-have book. Learn about various types of threads, proper tension settings, needle pairings and stitching tips. You’ll never be afraid to adjust thread tensions again after making the suggested samplers showing the differences simple setting variations can make in the appearance of the stitching. Stabilizers are also discussed as means to better stitch quality, and the book highlights several applique methods as well. Close up photography and black & white illustrations detail the copy points, as do samplers from various artists.