Book Review – Doodle Stitching – Embroidery & Beyond by Aimee Ray


 

Aimee Ray is a bit of a star really, definitely doing her bit to inspire people and get them excited about stitching. Her latest book “Doodle Stitching – Embroidery & Beyond” is a follow up to her two previous Doodle Stitching books, and it’s a great addition to the set.

Aimee Ray - Doodle Stitching Embroidery & Beyond

 

The book begins with some of the more familiar stitches but then moves towards techniques like stumpwork, Sashiko and Redwork. Each section in the book introduces you to the stitch type before presenting you with a few project ideas to help you get to grips with these new stitches.

Aimee Ray - Doodle Stitching, Embroidery & Beyond

The book is well designed, with clear instructions and good illustrations. Aimee’s personal style flows throughout the book and the projects are a great reflection of her personal aesthetic and love of the medium.

Aimee Ray - Doodle Stitching, Embroidery & Beyond

If you are already quite comfortable with the basic stitches that feature in the previous books, Doodle Stitching – Embroidery and Beyond will help you broaden your skill set and produce some really lovely pieces.

Aimee Ray - Doodle Stitching, Embroidery & Beyond

You can get Aimee Ray’s Doodle Stitching – Embroidery & Beyond from Amazon and other good retailers. Feel free to get it via our Amazon link!

 

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Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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