With the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games, there is worldwide attention on Britain.This week we have two titles that will interest crafters who love everything British.
Stitch at Home: Over 20 Handmade Fabric and Embroidery Projects by Mandy Shaw includes 20 inspiring projects that combine appliqué, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and sewing.The book includes a helpful section at the beginning that provides handy tips for selecting fabrics and threads. It also includes tips for Appliqué, and embroidery basics. The projects in the book are all things to make for your home – including a quilt, tea cosy, sewing machine cover, dog bed, deck chair, garden kneeler and more. Each project features step by step instructions and illustrated techniques.Templates are included in the back of the book – most are shown at actual size but some need enlarging 200%
Some of my favourite projects are:
|Union Jack Tea Cosy|
This book would be a lovely addition to your craft library if you enjoy making pretty projects that are embellished with appliqué and embroidery elements.
Publisher: David and Charles
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
|Gloria the Gymnast|