Just One More Thing: Review, Revisit, Remind • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Jan and Jean tackle their most commonly asked questions in this book which offers hints and reminders on a variety of embroidery and mixed media subjects.


just one more thing: review, revisit, remind • jan beaney & jean littlejohn
We decided to write this book in response to the many questions we are asked on a continual basis. New fads come and go but there are some basic features of design and practice that are universal and never date. As certain design problems recur, we have attempted to give hints and reminders to enable the reader to assess their work.

In general, our suggestions are meant for those who are making pictures, panels or hangings where freer actions can be taken.
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We are always being asked about the use of the embellishing machine. Jean is known for her amazing work where she has used these machines in a range of creative ways, and a section of the book will be devoted to this technique with contributions from Jan.

Jan has been pioneering the use of soluble film. She has included further developments of the use of soluble film along with Jean’s input. Although we are serious about our work and our teaching, we also like to have fun. We hope this is reflected in this book.

What does the Embellisher do? - Drawing with the Embellisher - Fabric Bonding - Embellishing Soluble Fabrics - Sewing Soluble Film - Layered Embroidery - Embroidery Techniques - Lazy Daisy Stitch

BOOK 21 by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

This book gives you lots of starting points to see design opportunities in the places around you, showing locations to stimulate you, materials and tools to excite you, and interpretations to inspire you.

28 pages full color illustrations – Flipbook Edition.
First published by Double Trouble Enterprises 2008, this edition ©2023

ISBN 978-0-9559959-0-3

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn • About the Authors

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Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are internationally acclaimed textiles artists, authors and educators. For more than forty years the duo know as “Double Trouble Enterprises” has been challenging traditional notions of embroidery and stitch by working with soluble fabrics, mixed media, bonding, printing, embellishing and collage and extensive use of color development and journaling to great success. Founding members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, featured instructors at Callaway Gardens School of Needle ArtsCity & Guilds (London), Fellows of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (UK)  and Presidents emeritus of the Embroiderers’ Guild (UK), Jan and Jean continue their work in inspiring stitch artists of all ages with print books, digital books, and a wide range of DVDs and streaming workshops.

Learn more about Jan and Jean in their interview with TextileArtist.org

Visit their Double Trouble Enterprises Website