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Fun with Yarn and Fabric: More Than 50 Easy and Fun Projects to Sew, Crochet, and Embroider
     

Fun with Yarn and Fabric: More Than 50 Easy and Fun Projects to Sew, Crochet, and Embroider

by Susanna Zacke
 

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Color schemes; design themes; the expense of knickknacks, curtains, and bedclothes—decorating a household can be an intimidating prospect! Why not let your imagination (and your love of color) roam free? Unleash your creativity through sewing, crochet, and embroidery. With more than fifty do-it-yourself projects for living room, bedroom, kitchen, and even

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Color schemes; design themes; the expense of knickknacks, curtains, and bedclothes—decorating a household can be an intimidating prospect! Why not let your imagination (and your love of color) roam free? Unleash your creativity through sewing, crochet, and embroidery. With more than fifty do-it-yourself projects for living room, bedroom, kitchen, and even your car seats, Fun with Yarn and Fabric is the ultimate craft book for any home in need of an update.

Learn to not only craft something new, but also renew, recreate, and reuse your old linens and blankets, thrift store clothing, and flea market finds. Featuring vibrant photographs and step-by-step instructions for designs of every style, Fun with Yarn and Fabric is perfect for every crafty decorator, regardless of age or experience.

These whimsical DIY projects show you how to:

  • Sew colorful patchwork
  • Crochet a bedcover or a decorative seat cover
  • Embroider a tie
  • Decorate with knitted flowers
  • Use needlework to make unique Christmas cards
  • And oh-so-much more!
So get ready to use a little color—and some yarn and fabric—to turn your house into a cozy home!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/16/2013
A translation of a Swedish crafting book by two authors who are apparently quite prolific in their homeland, this slim volume is wonderfully illustrated with beautiful full-color photographs by Magnus Selander in the Swedish minimalist style that is beloved in the U.S. To this bare stage, the authors add pops of color in the form of eye-catchingly cheerful crocheted projects, including an unusual— and if not quite the “easy” of the title, at least simple—African Flower stole; covers for a car’s headrests; and a stunning Large Granny Squares bedspread. There are also a handful of knitted and embroidered designs, although many of those rely on purchased embroideries. What Zacke and Hedengren don’t offer are detailed instructions, beyond a handful of stitches in the back; one project, a necktie cross-stitched with a phrase, begins, “Think of what you want to write. Cross-stitch patterns for letters can be found online.” Since the materials used are Swedish (and not sourced) and the text is awkwardly translated at times, readers are advised to enjoy the lovely photographs and project ideas and to glean inspiration from them. Full-color photographs. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626360228
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Zacke is a stylist and journalist specializing in handicraft and interior decoration. She is the co-author of ten books on interior decoration, all of which aim to stimulate the decorator’s imagination. Her books have been translated into seven languages worldwide. She lives near Stockholm, Sweden.

Sania Hedengren is a stylist and journalist specializing in handicraft and interior decoration. She is the co-author of ten books on interior decoration, all of which aim to stimulate the decorator’s imagination. Her books have been translated into seven languages worldwide. She lives near Stockholm, Sweden.

Magnus Selander is a professional portrait and interior photographer. He owns a photography business in Sweden, working regularly with stylists, authors, and magazines. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

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