Synopses & Reviews
Containing full instructions on the materials and methods for four classic textile crafts—embroidery, appliqué, quilting, and patchwork—this book gives children the techniques and confidence to make fantastic decorative and practical pieces, from cushions and bags to cell phone cozies and book covers. It brings together four previous books, Start to Appliqué, Start to Embroider, Start to Patchwork, and Start to Quilt, and features bright, colorful, kid-friendly designs and numerous photographs so children can clearly grasp the techniques. Start to Stitch is a perfect introduction for children who want to learn textile crafts and begin making their own gifts and accessories.
Textile craft is easy and fun! This book will give you the techniques and confidence to make loads of fantastic decorative and practical pieces, ranging from cushions to bags to mobile phone cosies. There are full instructions on the materials and methods for four classic textile crafts embroidery, appliqué, quilting and patchwork.
About the Author
Claire Buckley is a textile teacher and designer and the chairperson of the Young Embroiderers Guild. Her projects for children have been featured in numerous magazines and internet features. She is the author of "Start to Embroider." Miriam Edwards became a Young Quilter's Representative in 2001, and she regularly holds children's workshops. She is the author of "Start to Quilt" and her patterns have been published in "British Patchwork & Quilting" and "Fabrications" magazines. Nancy Nicholson is an artist and art teacher who widely exhibits her works in paper, print, and embroidery, and experiments with many aspects of textiles and design, for both commercial and fine art projects. She is the author of "Start to Applique" and "Start to Patchwork."