Liz Kettle and Ruth Chandler, co-authors of Fabric Embellishing: The Basics and Beyond, and Threads: The Basics and Beyond, are running free online book studies to go with their books. (Threads is co-authored by Liz and Debbie Bates.) You can read more about the book studies at Textile Evolution - look for the announcement on the right, Threads - The Book Study. I've had the embellishment book for a while, and recently purchased the threads book after hearing a lecture by Liz at a local shop, Artistic Artifacts. What a great opportunity to practice the techniques in the books! I'm really just getting started, have worked on the assignments for week 1 of embellishments but not yet started on threads. For both books, we are making sample pages that will be compiled into a technique sampler. Here are the pages I've done for fabric weaving and a thread lace insert - both are just the basic pages and need additional embellishments to be complete. I'll post the finished pages when I get there!