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Scandinavian Needlecraft
     

Scandinavian Needlecraft

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by Clare Youngs
 
Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Scandinavian style are sure to be inspired by the 35 sewing projects in this book. Incorporating the finest elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions, inspiration is taken from a range of backgrounds including classic folk art, as well as more contemporary sources. These delightful designs, each with clear

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Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Scandinavian style are sure to be inspired by the 35 sewing projects in this book. Incorporating the finest elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions, inspiration is taken from a range of backgrounds including classic folk art, as well as more contemporary sources. These delightful designs, each with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, will have you itching to get stitching. Arranged into five chapters, the projects work with a wide variety of fabrics: there are adorable fleece and felt baby bootees finished with French knots, classic embroidered gingham napkins, and a striped machine-embroidered apron. A wide range of techniques are employed, including appliqué, cut work, patchwork, decorative machine stitching, shadow work, and ribbon work. Basic stitches such as herringbone, cross stitch, Danish knots, blanket stitch, and satin stitch are also used to great effect. Simplicity is always at the heart of Clare’s designs, and with step-by-step artworks and such clear instructions, anyone can have a go and will be surprised how quickly beautiful pieces can be made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907030222
Publisher:
Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
709,775
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Since childhood, Clare Youngs has loved making beautiful handcrafted objects. She studied graphic design and went on to work in packaging for a number of high-street stores, including Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser. Clare has since worked in illustration and book jacket design before deciding to turn her attentions to craft full-time. Her first book, The Perfect Handmade Bag, is also available from CICO Books.

The author is based in Forest Hill, London.

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Scandinavian Needlecraft 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover bag caught my eye--as well as a gingham quilt with a heart motif and stuffed reindeer decorations. The embroidery is easy and well explained--the items should be quick to sew, (mostly) useable, and quite giftable. All the patterns and embroidery motifs are in the back of the book and need to be enlarged! This increases the time, expense $$, and planning. The embroidery motifs are color coded--a feature that will be lost when enlarged. Some of the patterns would have to be cut out of the book to lie flat enough to effectively copy/enlarge. The cover progect states in the explanation that the thick felt used "is difficult to source." The substitution suggested looked sloppy. Remember that's what initially caught my eye! Inspirational photos and techniques well-explained, but that's all I'm likely to get out of this book.
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