Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature

Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature

by Kathy Schmitz


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Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature by Kathy Schmitz

Indulge in the sentimental pleasures of stitcheries with wistful vintage artistry. Inspired by nature and stitched with the gentle romance of days gone by, noted artist Kathy Schmitz creates designs that use simple embroidery to create thoughtful keepsakes.

  • Select from a variety of elegant embroidery projects, including a pillow, pincushion, wall decoration, tote bag, and more
  • Find success with each design--clear illustrations demonstrate how to master every featured embroidery stitch
  • Revel in Kathy Schmitz's original artwork, gracefully presented throughout the book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604687767
Publisher: Martingale & Company
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 818,166
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

When Kathy Schmitz was growing up, her mom always made sure that she and her sisters had an abundance of creative craft supplies at their fingertips. In adulthood, after many trials and errors, and jobs at banks and the like, Kathy says she is lucky enough to be what she always dreamed of being as a little girl, a designer. Kathy has designed fabric for Moda since 2002 and has had her own pattern company since 2007. You can find her online at

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Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like to sew this book has a lot of great ideas.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
Embroidery work is something women (and men) have done for many, many years. This book gives you 14 projects on which you can do embroidery. A one-page welcome from the author begins the book and the first project ties in with that as a welcome sampler. Included are all the templates needed to complete the particular project you want to make. The charts of the embroidery design are even done in color so you don’t have to choose. Of course, you can use any colors you want but the author gives you an idea just in case you need a bit of help. The patterns include a pincushion, a needle keeper, a wall hanging, a bag and others. In the embroidery section, there is even a chart of the DMC numbers that correspond to the floss color. In this section are graphics of the individual embroidery stitches used for these projects. There is a short bio of the author at the end of the book. But before you get quite that far, there is a photo of a bird taking scraps of fabric from a suet cage. I knew the birds liked the bits of fabric but I never thought of using a suet cage so they could grab a bit and take it back to build their nest. Thanks to the author for helping me think outside the box.