Overview

• 22 small embroidered projects with simple step-by-step instructions—ideal for beginner and intermediate sewists
• Learn 26 basic embroidery stitches and how to transfer embroidery patterns to fabric
• Full-size embroidery designs with instructions for color and stitch placement

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

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Overview

• 22 small embroidered projects with simple step-by-step instructions—ideal for beginner and intermediate sewists
• Learn 26 basic embroidery stitches and how to transfer embroidery patterns to fabric
• Full-size embroidery designs with instructions for color and stitch placement

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 iPad sleeve, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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: 9781607057345
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 657,848
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Gailen Runge is the CreativeDirector at C&T Publishing. She has been in the publishing industry for more than 20 years and is an avid quilter and sewist, often embellishing her accessories with embroidery. She lives in Oakland, CA.
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Table of Contents

Lecien Introduction
Compiler Introduction
Bird Family
Amy Adams of Lucykate Crafts
Homespun Needle Case and Scissor Keeper
Lynette Anderson
Three Pretty Pincushions
Leanne Beasley of Leanne’s House
Simple Sampler Tablet Case
Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty by Hand
Friendly Owl Bookshelf Pillow
Jasonda Desmond of Dotty Logic Design Studio
Rose Pillow Doll
Jill Hamor
Party Chicken Project Organizer
AneelaHoey
Rainy Day Mobile
Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive
Dream and Bloom Redwork Pillows
Robin Kingsley Bird Brain Designs
Little Deer
Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches
Daisy Placemat and Napkin
Charlotte Lyons
French General Pincushion
Kaari Meng of French General
Book Tree e-Reader Case
Lisa Neal of Lazy May
Springtime Stitchery
Rosalie Quinlan of Rosalie Quinlan Designs
Spring Baskets Wallhanging
Judy Reynolds of Black Cat Creations
Flourishing Flowers Pouch
Yoko Saito of Quilt Party
Animal Antics Bib and More
Loyce Saxton of Yesterday's Charm
Blooming Season Pillow
Kathy Schmitz
Lovely Letter Carrier
Amy Sinibaldi of nanaCompany
A Stitch For Every Season Wallhanging
TracySouza of Plumcute Designs
Bunny Pincushion
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Sparkling Fox Clutch
Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish
Transferring Patterns
Embroidery Stitches
Patterns
Contributors
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