Start Stitching: Sweet and Simple Needle & Thread Projects

Start Stitching: Sweet and Simple Needle & Thread Projects

by Editors of Future magazines
     
 

Grab a needle and thread and start stitching today! If you love fabric and love embellishing, then this book is for you. Learn how to get the handmade look the easy way, with simple and fun step-by-step projects, advice on fabric, threads and finishing, and inspiring color photographs. The art of creating beautiful patterns in fabric and thread is easy enough for

Overview

Grab a needle and thread and start stitching today! If you love fabric and love embellishing, then this book is for you. Learn how to get the handmade look the easy way, with simple and fun step-by-step projects, advice on fabric, threads and finishing, and inspiring color photographs. The art of creating beautiful patterns in fabric and thread is easy enough for anyone to do. Get started right away, with quick-stitch ideas for charming gifts to share with family and friends. Projects include pillows, pictures, greeting cards, gift tags, party decorations, storage solutions, home décor, and much, much more. Start Stitching introduces you to all of today’s most popular stitches, including crewel, long stitch, blackwork, cross stitching, needlepoint, French knots, and Sashiko. Then discover wonderful creative techniques for embellishing your stitched makes, including appliqué, beading, embroidery, ribbons, buttons, and other fun ideas.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/15/2014
Hand stitching is a growing trend among crafters and this overview provides basic knowledge on a variety of techniques—embroidery, sashiko, needlepoint, crewel, and cross-stitch—all geared toward sewists with an interest in contemporary fabrics, color palettes, and themes. Though none of the coverage is in depth, there's enough to get a novice started, including materials used for each method, basic stitches, and a few practice patterns. The projects are reminiscent of designs from the modern craft magazines published in the UK (especially Mollie Makes and CrossStitcher) and will appeal to crafters who enjoy whimsical motifs as well as abstract arrangements. The second half of the book focuses on ways to use hand sewing as embellishment, including sewing on preprinted fabric and adding hand-stitched panels to small home goods such as pincushions, cloth napkins, and pillows. VERDICT This title may whet crafters' appetites for hand stitching but more experienced sewists who want to delve deeper may prefer Katherine Shaughnessy's The New Crewel, Anna Maria Horner's Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook, or any of Search Press's guides from the Royal School of Needlework.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574217308
Publisher:
Design Originals
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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