Book Reviews

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The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers

The Kew Book Of Embroidered Flowers by Trish Burr is written in collaboration with Kew Gardens. In the book Trish uses needle painting techniques to recreate some stunning flowers in embroidery, and shares templates, techniques and tips that will encourage you to try them for yourself.

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Fiber Art Today

Fiber Art Today edited by Carol K.Russell is a substantial collection of contemporary textile and fiber art. With over 300 pictures and detailed descriptions of the work, it’s both a beautiful gallery book and a valuable resource for art practitioners.

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Supercute Sewing

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.

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The Book of Boro by Susan Briscoe

The Book of Boro, written by Susan Briscoe is centred around the Japanese art of mending. The book explains it all, from history and cultural context of Boro, to how it can be used within our own modern day settings.

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Cross Stitch For The Earth: 20 Designs to Cherish

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…..

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Hand Embroidery Dictionary

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.

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Stitched Textiles: Animals

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.

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