Synopses & Reviews
For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquistandrsquo;s Embroidery Workshops
is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques.
Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquistandrsquo;s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the andldquo;properandrdquo; way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.and#160;
"Doodle Stitching is a truly cute book...full of practical and whimsical projects that are neither boring or stodgy.... The projects section of Doodle Stitching shows how to make so many ordinary items special, such as pillow cases, skirts, shoes, shirts, scarves, boxer shorts and napkins. For those that like to take their creativity and sewing skills that little bit further, there are small projects to make and embroider,... This is a good book for beginner embroiderers that would like a fun place to start, for more experienced embroiderers that might have become a bit jaded with more traditional patterns and could do with some light inspiration, and for anyone that likes to look at well-designed craft books full of cute projects."--Whipup.net
andldquo;Whimsical is the first word that comes to mind upon looking through this collection of animal-themed embroidery projects and motifs designed by Johanson, creator of the popular embroidery blog Wild Olive. The projects are beginner-friendly, using basic embroidery stitches and simple designs stitched as outlines . . . Embroidery continues to increase in popularity among contemporary crafters, and these projects will appeal to those sewing for childrenandmdash;and to young-at-heart crafters who enjoy cute critters.andrdquo; andmdash;Library Journal
Asian-inspired lampshades embellished with flying fish. Canvas sneakers decorated with pink and white swirls. A pretty pillow adorned with a sleeping bunny, sweetly curled up. All it takes to create these appealing projectsand#151;or add charming embroidered touches in no time at alland#151;are a few simple stitches, some easy techniques, and the nearly 30 projects in this book. Begin by learning several styles for outlining, filling, decorating, and appliquand#233;. Find out about floss, fancy threads, fabrics, and needles. Get the scoop on hoops, and the lowdown on transferring your very own designs onto every type of fabric. The fresh ideas, witty patterns, and clever color illustrations take stitchers from novice to accomplished in a blink of the eye!
Love stitching? Love animals? Then this sweet collection of creatures big and small is perfect for you! Featuring beginner-friendly embroidery patterns from a rising star in the craft community, it features a variety of irresistibly cute crittersand#8212;pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, even mythical favorites like Pegasus. There are 25 projects in all, from a hedgehog stroller quilt to a dachshund keyboard wrist rest, plus dozens of motifs.
Embroiderers love Aimee Ray's "Doodling" collectionsand#8212;and this one-stop resource contains 300 of her most popular motifs, including nearly 30 entirely new designs. Just tear out the perforated pages, iron the reusable patterns onto fabric, grab a needle and thread, and start stitching animals, flowers, letters, balloons, embellishments, and more! There's no tracing or photocopying required, and a handy, sealable envelope stores the motifs for future applications. It's quick, easy, and fun to do.
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.and#160;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
and#160;Mollie Johanson is the creator of the popular blog Wild Olive (wildolive.blogspot.com) and Etsy store (where sheand#39;s sold over 3000 embroidery motif downloads). Her designs have appeared in Heart-Felt Holidays
(both Lark), in magazines (including several features in Mollie Makes
), and in craft books from other publishers. Mollie lives in St. Charles, IL.