Synopses & Reviews
With simple step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions for five exciting projects, this guide is perfect for young people endeavoring to become skilled embroiderers. Following introductory lessons on the involved techniques and required materials, the book shows how to create a peacock picture, a book cover, a magic bag, a heart purse, and an assortment of lucky charms. Rounded out with a glossary of embroidery terms and a bibliography to advise novice crafters how to take their new skills to the next level, this funky and colorful approach to a favorite decorative pastime makes an excellent beginner's guide and serves as a mere appetizer for a lifetime of creative projects.
"Easy instructions and step-by-step photographs show you how to be creative, and there is a super gallery of stitches and embellishments." Fabrications Magazine
"This is a colourful, well designed book that would appeal to young girls." West Country Embroiderers Newsletter
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Embroidery is the wonderful craft in which fabrics are decorated with stitches, beads, sequins and other fabrics. This book will show you everything you need to start to embroider, and is perfect for beginners from ten to fourteen. There are only a few techniques to learn before you can get started producing wonderful embroidered bags, purses, lucky charms and more. There is nothing better than being able to say I made this
Explains embroidery techniques and stitches, reviews fabrics and yarns, and provides step-by-step instructions for five projects, including book covers, purses, and charms.
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.