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Stitch at Home: Make Your House a Home with Over 20 Handmade Projects [Paperback]

Mandy Shaw
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27 April 2012
A gorgeous collection of fun projects for your home and garden in Mandy Shaw's unmistakeable style. Combining applique, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and sewing, Stitch at Home is a fabric lover’s dream, featuring 20 hand and machine sewing projects in 9 themed sections. Be inspired by Mandy's unique motifs and fresh colour palette of teal, raspberry, cream and brown.

Each project features step-by-step instructions and illustrated techniques, making even the more complex projects beginner-friendly, and the book even includes stitch diagrams for both right and left-handers.

Inside Stitch at Home:
Get Ready to Stitch – Most of the projects in this book are decorated with applique, embellished with simple hand embroidery stitches. Includes information about the fabrics and threads used for the projects, advice on working with applique using fusible webbing, and working with stitches, using Mandy’s favourite stitches from satin stitch to blanket stitch.
Home – A stitchery sampler, depicting the simpler things in life, and features almost all the embroidery stitches that Mandy has used.
Tea Time – Start your own tea time magic with this striking Union Jack inspired tea cosy and a tablecloth that is ready laid out for the occasion!
Sewing – This Sewing Machine Cover will prove a beautiful and practical way of covering your big white sewing machine, with colourful fabrics and pockets to store your sewing essentials; needles, threads, pencils. For when you want to stitch-on-the-go, the Cottage Sewing Case provides a handy way to take your stitching tools with you!
Pets – Mandy introduces you to her pets and shows you how to pamper your own pooch, with a sturdy dog bed, a dandy neckerchief for a dog's collar, and Mandy’s dog has even inspired a delightful soft toy project.
Beach – Learn how to restore an old deckchair with heavy weight upholstery fabric, a roomy beach bag to store all of your beach essentials, and colourful bunting to hang in your garden.
Village – Mandy teaches you how to make the perfect patchwork quilt, with its easy pieced block and simple applique shapes.
Garden – Create an easy-to-make and simple to erect tepee perfect for children or pets, a weatherproof garden kneeler essential for any keen gardener, and a handy leaf bag.
House – These cutwork cushions made with felt and fusible webbing are inspired by English artist Rob Ryan and the art of paper cutting.
Christmas – Be reminded of childhood and making traditional gingerbread houses when creating this embroidered fabric version, the perfect gift, and these delightful little gingerbread men to decorate the Christmas tree.
Techniques – More detailed advice on techniques such as binding, sugar bagging, edging with ric-rac braid, making envelope cushions and utility stitches.
Templates – all the templates that you will need to create the projects.

Get stitching with gorgeous embroidery and applique projects for your home, your garden and your loved ones! From sweet little hand-sewn makes to whip up in an evening to intricate heirloom projects to take your time with, this beautiful collection has over 20 truly stunning ideas!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (27 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1446301680
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446301685
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Mandy Shaw is a well known personality within the craft community. She is the owner of Dandelion Designs, a well established internet based family run company... She is currently appearing regularly on Create and Craft TV (sky671 - Freesat 36)showing her gorgeous patterns and kits for her handmade and machine craft projects... Mandy has been involved with Kirstie Allsopps Homemade Home show and also Kirstie's books. Her latest association with Kirstie is for Kirstie's Handmade fair (Sept 2014)... She has now written 5 books and her 6th is due for release in September 2014.

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About the Author

Mandy Shaw runs Dandelion Designs, a craft design and kit company. Her work has featured on BBC2's Leisure Hour and she has written for Popular Patchwork and Fabrications magazines. Mandy also appeared on Kirstie Allsopp's Homemade Home (Channel 4), and contributed several projects to Kirstie's latest book. She lives in East Sussex. This is her third book for David & Charles, she has also published 'Stitch With Love' and 'Quilt Yourself Gorgeous'. To find out more about Mandy's style visit www.dandeliondesigns.co.uk, where her patterns and wares can be bought.

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely stitched projects 12 April 2012
By Sue
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This is a lovely book with lots of projects small, medium and large comprising of a mixture of stitching and applique - with projects to suit beginners and experienced. At the start of the book is a comprehensive guide to the stitches used for both right and left handers. Then some of the projects covered are: modern sampler with house and garden; union jack tea cozy; sewing machine cover (shaped like a shop with a sewing room and cute dog); cottage sewing case (my favourite); beach bag; home appliqued quilt(includes house/cottage, a teepee, shop front, caravan etc); gingerbread house (for Christmas). All themed around houses and the home with clear instructions and templates in the back. This book is full of cute designs, sure to please.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab follow up to Stitch with Love 31 July 2012
By Sewing Directory TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This book is the follow up to Stitch With Love and builds on the embroidery stitches taught in that book but also introduced appliqué and combines the two to make 20 projects based around the concept of houses and homes.

Don't worry if you don't have the first book as the author covers all the embroidery stitches needed in a useful guide at the start of the book as well as appliqué tips. The projects in the book are great, there's a tepee tent for children, a shop sewing machine cover and cottage sewing case as well as cutwork cushions which are inspired by paper cutting.

The projects are spilt into the following categories: home, tea time, sewing, pets, beach, village, garden, house and Christmas. I'm sure most people would find several projects they would love to make in this book.

This review also appears on The Sewing Directory.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some nice things 26 Jun 2012
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Quite a nice book with some nice makes in it.I wouldnt make all of the items in this book but there are some that I certainly would add to my 'to do' list. Such as: the lovely sewing machine cover which looks like the front of a sewing shop - the doors open to reveal storage for sewing nik naks. A fab patchwork quilt with applique motifs including a caravan, schoolhouse, teepee, chicken & chickenhouse, rabbit & hutch, beach hut, garden shed, dog & kennel, cottage, house,and tree with birdhouse. All in lovely colours. There are also some nice cushions. Also included are: a childs teepee, beachbag, bunting, deckchair, toy dog, neckerchief for dog, dog bed, sewing case in shape of cottage,applique tablecloth, union jack tea cosy, stitched sampler picture, gingerbread men tree decorations and gingerbread house. All templates at the back of book which the majority are full size - some need enlarging. As usual, instructions for decorative stitches, etc.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stitch at home 2 Sep 2012
By lynnmj
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Excellent book - simple instructions which are easy to follow, the third book from Mandy and every bit as good as the first 2 books. Stitch with Love: 11 Simple Stitches and Over 20 Easy-to-Sew Projects Quilt Yourself Gorgeous
Advice and tips along the way and in addition to this you can purchase materials from her website at dandelion designs - I have made items out of the first 2 books and have just got my material to make out of this one. Useful and practical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars better than the last one 3 April 2012
By sazzyb
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This is such a gorgeous book, would recomend to any one who appreciates talent. I love it and can't wait to get sewing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love this Book! 11 July 2012
By Karen
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What a lovely book! I can't wait to buy Mandy's first book also - Stitch with Love! There are some great projects in Stitch at Home, my favourite is the sewing machine cover with the applique doors at the front which open to reveal pockets for your needles, scissors etc!! I cannot wait to start the projects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Mandy Shaw 21 Jun 2012
By AnnieB
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Another great book from the inspirational Mandy Shaw. I loved her first book, so was pretty sure I'd like this one. It makes me want to fill my home with lovely things and, even better, this book makes it possible for anyone to achieve, even a fairly novice beginner like me! As in Stitch With Love, this collection has an uncluttered contemporary look that's simply stunning. And it's not just for beginners but would suit any lover of stitching at all levels I'm sure. It's good to have a book with things that can be made fairly quickly but also, for me anyway, larger and more ambitious projects to aim for as I become more experienced. There's lots of help, with well-illustrated techniques and plenty of tips too along the way. I'm sure that eventually I'll be making the lovely patchwork and appliqued quilt too. I can't wait! Off to get my sewing stuff out again! What a great way to spend a day off!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great ideas for a stitchers home 26 May 2013
By B AA
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an excellent projects and ideas book,
gave this a 4* only because its hard to trace the patterns due to the way te book is made
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 6 days ago by Gwenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Stitch at home
Mandy Shaw's designs can be interpreted in embroidery or applique or a mixture of both.

Lots of ideas to customise everyday items
Published 10 days ago by GloryB
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, traditional ideas clearly explained.
I am biased, as I love Mandy Shaw's work. The projects are quite traditional, but the instructions are clear and you can just get straight on and make things.
Published 1 month ago by sewingirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Like this book
A great little book with plenty of projects to get you started on applique and quilting. Patterns included and instructions clear.
Published 4 months ago by Craftyperson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it love it love
Got some great items to make in this book - the instruction could include a few more details/instructions, as I am a beginner, but the book itself has some really pretty sewing /... Read more
Published 4 months ago by cupcake
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
Fantastic book from Mandy Shaw which will have you falling in love with sewing, the wonderful sewing machined 'house' cover will be my first project.
Published 6 months ago by Caroline P
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand instructions
Really enjoyable book to read and work from. Very well written with easy to understand instructions. I have got Mandy's previous book which is very good too
Published 6 months ago by suesos
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I wanted
This was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed
Would be happy to recommend to anyone who has an interest in craft work
Published 8 months ago by Suzanne Ashbrooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
I really enjoy looking at this book. I have only made one thing so far but hope to make more.
Published 8 months ago by Harry Hosier
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book.
I love everything Mandy Shaw does. There are lovely projects in here, and I feel the instructions are easy to follow.
Published 10 months ago by Mrs J Priest
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