Stitch Zakka: 22 Projects to Sew & Embellish * 25 Embroidery Stitches

Stitch Zakka: 22 Projects to Sew & Embellish * 25 Embroidery Stitches

by Gailen Runge
     
 

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Today’s coolest crafters use beautiful COSMO embroidery thread to bring a fresh perspective to the centuries-old technique of embroidery in this charming collection. Featuring 22 projects with a contemporary flair, you’ll find embroidery patterns for an iPadsleeve, e-reader holder, pillow, tote, baby bib, softies, and so much more. Each project is fully

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Today’s coolest crafters use beautiful COSMO embroidery thread to bring a fresh perspective to the centuries-old technique of embroidery in this charming collection. Featuring 22 projects with a contemporary flair, you’ll find embroidery patterns for an iPadsleeve, e-reader holder, pillow, tote, baby bib, softies, and so much more. Each project is fully explained with simple instructions, helpful hints, color photographs, and plenty of creative inspiration. To top it off, you’ll also learn 26 basic embroidery stitches and how to transfer patterns to fabric.

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Excuse us if we boast just a little: the list of designers who have contributed to this fabulous book of contemporary embroidery projects reads like a roll call of Homespun alumni. We're talking: Lynette Anderson, Rosalie Quinlan, Leanne Beasley, Aneela Hoey, Yoko Saito, Robyn Kingsley, Tracy Souza, Natalie Lymer, Charlotte Lyons and Anne Sutton. All these wonderful stitchers have contributed projects to Homespun over the years - and now, they and other who work in a similar style have had new projects published in one book. So, if you're a fan of Homespun, it follows that you're virtually guaranteed to love this collection. Each project features simple but sweet hand embroidery that embellishes items such as a bag, quilt, cushion, wallhanging, sewing accessories, placemat or doll. All the embroidery designs are provided at full size, and the instructions for constructing the finished item are clear and well illustrated. What are you waiting for?
--Australian Homespun Magazine; September 2013

Japanese fabric company Lecien began manufacturing COSMO embroidery floss in 1950. Since then, its collection of incredible floss has grown to 443 colors and has snagged the devotion of many designing fans.

And that what this book is about - projects made with COSMO by some of our industry's top designers.
Let's do some name-dropping here: Aneela Hoey, Anne Sutton, Kaari Meng, Yoko Saito and Alyssa Thomas are just a few of the COSMO lovers who have projects in this great book. Whatever your style or timeframe, you'll find something delightful to stitch up and fondle.

--Generation Q Magazine; September/October 2013

September 2013 Australian Homespun Magazine
Excuse us if we boast just a little: the list of designers who have contributed to this fabulous book of contemporary embroidery projects reads like a roll call of Homespun alumni. We're talking: Lynette Anderson, Rosalie Quinlan, Leanne Beasley, Aneela Hoey, Yoko Saito, Robyn Kingsley, Tracy Souza, Natalie Lymer, Charlotte Lyons and Anne Sutton. All these wonderful stitchers have contributed projects to Homespun over the years - and now, they and other who work in a similar style have had new projects published in one book. So, if you're a fan of Homespun, it follows that you're virtually guaranteed to love this collection. Each project features simple but sweet hand embroidery that embellishes items such as a bag, quilt, cushion, wallhanging, sewing accessories, placemat or doll. All the embroidery designs are provided at full size, and the instructions for constructing the finished item are clear and well illustrated. What are you waiting for?
September/October 2013 Generation Q Magazine
Japanese fabric company Lecien began manufacturing COSMO embroidery floss in 1950. Since then, its collection of incredible floss has grown to 443 colors and has snagged the devotion of many designing fans.

And that what this book is about - projects made with COSMO by some of our industry's top designers.

Let's do some name-dropping here: Aneela Hoey, Anne Sutton, Kaari Meng, Yoko Saito and Alyssa Thomas are just a few of the COSMO lovers who have projects in this great book. Whatever your style or timeframe, you'll find something delightful to stitch up and fondle.

Library Journal
Zakka, a Japanese word that translates to many things, is used to describe accessories and other items that enhance a person's home or life through their beauty and usefulness. The term was popularized in the United States by blogger and sewist Rashida Coleman-Hale, whose two books helped familiarize Western sewists with the style. Now, zakka is everywhere, and this collection, which focuses on projects featuring hand embroidery, joins a crowded field. Though most of the projects are cute and fit in with the zakka aesthetic as it is commonly known, a few resemble country-primitive crafts—an odd choice that doesn't seem to mesh with the rest of the book. Some very basic embroidery instructions are provided; novices may wish to consult an embroidery reference for more extensive guidance. VERDICT This book may entice readers who enjoy hand embroidery, but Coleman-Hale's two books (I Love Patchwork and Zakka Style) provide a better introduction without some of the filler included in this collection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607057338
Publisher:
C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,354,591
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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