Within Supercute Sewing by Melanie McNeice, discover the bright and bold patterns you will need to craft your own menagerie of storybook characters and animal soft toys. With twenty easy to follow sewing patterns and a wealth of handy tips provided by the author, we are sure you will be inspired to start stuffing your own creatures to be.
We are all aware of the struggles and challenges our earth faces. Emma Congdon focuses on this issue in her latest book, published by David and Charles. It has twenty designs to recreate, great for gifts and styling our home with. With large attractive photographs and all the info we require, will this be the one for you? Maybe this is your chance to step away from the old phone screen and focus on something new…..
Christen Brown’s Hand Embroidery Dictionary provides detailed instruction on how to make 500 different embroidery stitches. It is a fantastic resource for anyone who enjoys hand embroidery, as it provides easy access to new stitches, ranging from simple stitches to complex techniques. If you want to broaden your stitching skill set, this is a must-have book.
Stitched Textiles: Animals is written by Mrs Bertimus and provides a wealth of ideas for the nature fan and those who wish to try out new methods. A vast array of ideas are played out visually, including print making and mixed media as well as appliqué and other embroidery techniques. Collaged together in this humble publication, this is an inspiring, practical guide.
Jaana Mattson’s Landscapes in Wool: The Art of Needle Felting is published by Schiffer Publishing. Within this book, you will find five step-by-step tutorials and fifty showings of the artist, Jaana Mattson’s original artwork. You will discover needle felted landscape scenes and how to create your own versions. Colour theory, the tools required and education into wool fibres are all covered to give you the best chance of achieving successful results from your own trials.
Christine Cunningham reviews Transfer and Stitch and describes it as “a lovely book for children who are learning to stitch at school and anyone who wants to give it a go.”
Here we will discuss ‘The Art Is The Cloth: How to Loot at and Understand Tapestries’ which has been published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd in our column Lets Book.