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500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery (Design Originals) [Paperback]

Ltd E & G Creates Co.
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Book Description

7 Mar 2014 Design Originals (Book 5430)
500 Simply Charming Stitches for Embroidery has something for everyone, with simple but lovely embroidery motifs presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Readers can add a charming textured touch to their wardrobe with this beautiful compendium of classic designs. There's plenty of inspiration here for embellishing any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. This is the perfect book for beginners - even a novice can pick it up and just start stitching! Easy-to-sew ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays and food, to animals, monograms and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring colour photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets and more.

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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Design Originals (7 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574215094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574215090
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 20.9 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery: Easy-to-Stitch Monograms and Motifs Feature 500 Simply Charming Stitches for Embroidery has something for everyone, with simple but lovely embroidery motifs presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Readers can create charming textured embellishments with this beautiful compendium of classic designs. There's plenty of inspiration here for decorating any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. This is the perfect book for beginners-even a rookie can pick it up and just start stitching! Easy-to-stitch ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays, and food to animals, monograms, and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring color photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets, and more.

About the Author

E & G Creates is a Japanese publisher specialising in high-end craft books, with a focus on knitting, crochet and needle craft. Website: http://eandgcreates.com.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I was drawn in by that image of a hedgehog on the cover, and the book did not disappoint. I was delighted to find 4 bunnies amongst the 500 motifs! The book starts with a quick introduction on how to use the book, then has a few pages of projects, showing you how the motifs can be used.

Then there is some basic embroidery information and stitch guides for the 15 stitches used in the book. This information means that anyone could pick up the book and start to stitch, even without any experience. Of course, for the more advanced embroidress, you can use the motifs however you like.

Each set of motifs is on a double spread. On the right is the motif embroidered which gives you a lovely idea of how they look. On the left is the traceable part with information such as which stitches were used, how many strands of embroidery floss and the Olympus colours (I assume this book is Japanese). I ignored the colours in my project as I wanted to stitch from stash. I did follow the recommended stitches, but you don't have to, you could embroider them as outlines if you prefer.

Categories of motif include home and hobby; nature's living things; special occasions; tasty things to eat; letters and numbers and borders and lines.

The motifs are all whimsical, but the alphabets and borders are just beautiful. Look how elegant some of them look in this photo. There are also a handful of cross stitch designs at the back and a conversion chart Olympus - DMC.

Overall, I really like this book and I'm glad it's come to live with me. I can see me making use of a lot of the motifs, especially as they are small so only take half an hour or an hour to stitch. The alphabets (of which this is only one) are lovely and very useful. If you fancy getting into embroidery, or have some experience, I'd recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Charming 28 May 2014
By jan
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As someone who likes to make my needlework unique and personalised, this is the perfect book. I was very impressed by all the details and ideas. Would also make a lovely gift idea for anyone who enjoys embroidery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I'd hoped for 28 Aug 2013
By Lydia - Published on Amazon.com
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This is full of very sweet, delicate, and whimsical ideas for embroidery work. I like the fact that they are so easy to make and one can do so many different ones. So many patterns seem to take so long and one is almost tired of the pattern before done. If you like whimsy, and very sweet ideas to do with your thread, this is certainly a book to be cherished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 1 Sep 2013
By C.E. - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoy this book. The designs are so charming just like the title says and I can add little details to my own designs from them. I thought the price was very reasonable as well.Also I like the way the designs are grouped in themes. Happy dance for this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! 10 Oct 2013
By Ryoma99 - Published on Amazon.com
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I totally recommend it! great instructions and great images. if you are a beginner, you will love this book. I love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Embroidery designs 5 Oct 2013
By Ann C. Morland - Published on Amazon.com
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Book contains exactly what it says - charming hand drawn images to embroider. Good for those who want small images for tea towels, crazy quilts, etc.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done 20 Aug 2013
By Susan Shane - Published on Amazon.com
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I found her sketches to be worth copying. I thought most of them were very cute - especially the hedgehogs!
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