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The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroideryby Katheri Shaughnessy
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One look at these pages and you know that this isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant tryptich.
This fresh, fun foray into the world of embroidery showcases ten prominent designers, all acclaimed for their embroidery and stitching artistry. Each one shares instructions for three projects, along with ten beautiful and whimsical embroidery motifs for readers to use in their own work. The appealing themes include Kitschy Kitchen, Nautical, Camping, Robots, Sweet Hearts, and more.
The featured designers include: Carina Envoldsen-Harris (author of Stitched Blooms, Lark), Mollie Johanson (who runs the Etsy store Wild Olive), Charlotte Lyons (Tilly fabric design), and more.
About the Author
Jenny Doh has authored and packaged numerous books for Lark, including Washi Wonderful,
Crochet Love, Craft-a-Doodle, Print Collective, Creative Lettering, Stamp It!, Journal It!, and We Make Dolls! She lives in Santa Ana, CA. Visit crescendoh.com.
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