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Sublime Stitching [Spiral-bound]

Jenny Hart , Alexandra Grablewski
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Book Description

18 Sep 2006
Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Fisher, Tracey Ullman, and Laura Dern all own her work. Now, in her much-anticipated first book, embroidery pioneer Jenny Hart brings her sublime designs to everyone. Expanding on the offerings of her "Stitch-It Kit," "Sublime Stitching" offers all the instructions, tips, and hip patterns needed to create hundreds of stylish projects. Perfect for stitchers of all experience levels, this charmingly photographed book includes simple directions and inspiring project ideas for stitching up jeans, handbags, neckties, baby bibs, and more. Best of all are the entirely original, ready-to-use iron-on patterns bound in the back. Jenny has included all sorts of delightful designsfrom cheeky margaritas and maracas to classic teapots and cupcakes. These patterns are easy to remove after using, and a cinch to store in the handy pockets on the inside covers. Believe it or not, each pattern can be used up to nine times. Now that's sublime.

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  • Spiral-bound: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (18 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811850110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811850117
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 23.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jenny Hart made embroidery cool before anyone dared to try. Her own embroidery works have been internationally exhibited and are included in the collections of many celebrities. Jenny lives in Austin, Texas, where she runs Sublime Stitching and is a member of the Austin Craft Mafia. She also teaches embroidery classes at Make Workshop in New York City. Alexandra Grablewski's photographs have appeared in magazines such as Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple, in addition to several cooking and craft books. She lives in New York City.

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77 of 77 people found the following review helpful
With no synopsis or review I took a chance and ordered this book based on the cover. I wanted to do some sewing in the evening when the kids are in bed but wanted something more chi chi than the popular crosstitch. This book has style by the shed load. At the beginning of the book is a lesson on embroidery going right back to basics (which is what I need), with basic stitches but also more adventurous stitches for the more experienced. The tone is more like 'big sister' rather than tutor and pupil, with a section before the patterns called "Last Minute Finger Wagging. Helpful Hints Revisited". And best of all, as mentioned in my title, the patterns are iron on transfers that are reusable up to 9 times. They are so fresh and fun with chic cats, space rockets, fruit, cars, planets, salsa dancers, stars, dogs, lips, teacups, cupcakes, pie slices, I could go on but needless to say there is a design for everyone and all occasions. So even if you don't need the lesson on embroidery there is a wealth of designs for the more experienced to add to their collection. It has given me the confidence to trace a design of my 4yr old son's pencilled drawing and embroider it onto a tea towel! I wanted a book to give me inspiration and this is certainly it.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 14 May 2007
I'm a complete beginner at embroidery, and this book is just what I've been looking for. The friendly instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the range of patterns that come with the book are fantastic - a great range of designs from classic (flowers and cursive fonts) to kitsch (flamenco dancers and martini glasses).

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to give embroidery a go but isn't sure where to start - the author talks you through every step of the process, from buying thread to advanced stitches. It'd be worth the price with only a couple of the patterns included - with about a hundred thrown in, it's a fantastic bargain!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great patterns 11 Feb 2008
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I bought this book for the shedload of extra patterns, it's great value for the sheer number of iron on transfers, enabling you to do lots of different motifs. I bought this as a follow up to her "Stitch-it kit".
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book for beginners 21 Oct 2007
I bought this book without having seen it first and without a description. I hate to say it, but I was disappointed. The majority of the book's 224 pages are transfer patterns for embroidery. These are great if you are looking to use someone else's designs but I was looking for a book with more in the way of inspiration. The book offers some good basic technical help and is written well. It's nicely presented with some great 50's style retro influenced design. If you are new to embroidery and are looking for a starting point I would recommend this book. But if you know the basics already I would suggest looking elsewhere for inspiration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars don't buy the kindle edition 5 Jan 2014
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The kindle edition does not include any of the patterns. What you get is a very, very short guide to a few basic stitches. Ok, so obviously you can't expect iron on transfers from a kindle, but I would expect to be able to see the designs at least. Absolute waste of time having this as an e book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So fun! 9 Feb 2009
By Mrs J
I started out with the stitch it kit also by Jenny Hart which I just love and this is just as fun. Loads more transfers for every occasion and she shares lots more stitches. There is even a stitch lesson transfer which is a sampler for the stitches she has just explained. This and the stitch it kit are very good value and very addictive!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very cute designs 18 May 2010
I do like the designs in this book and I know that a lot could be made from them if you have imagination and some basic sewing skills. However I do feel that most of the designs could be drawn easily freehand by the crafter or sourced from children's colouring-in books. I don't know if the book was worth the money - perhaps if you don't have confidence to draw simple shapes or just can't think of designs this would be of use to you it may also be fun for a teenager who wants to experiment with stitching designs. I think there are better embroidery books for sale on Amazon for example 'Doodle-Stitching' by Aimee Ray.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners who want something different 15 May 2012
By Candy
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Love love love this. I'm a keen craft girlie, but needle work was new to me. This book is great for beginners as has all the basic stitches and lists of equipment to get. The patterns are really great for anyone who likes a break from the norm.... cocktail glasses, tattoo scrolls, cupcakes and cute retro images.
Also didnt realise which is a total bonus, is the patterns as reusuable up to 10 tens each, bargain !
Handy little pocket in cover too to keep hold of stray bits
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual
I choose this book as a gift for a friend who enjoy's embroidery, it has some really lovely, unusual designs
Published 2 months ago by anne hollis
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good for kindle readers
This was the first book I have found disappointing on the kindle fire. I was not able to locate the transfers and the book did not have many pictures. I would not recommend this.
Published 9 months ago by happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Stitching Yes! Sublime, Maybe?
Personally I was pleasantly surprised with this book which contains loads of contemporary pattern transfers and information regarding embroidery stitches, floss etc. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Polly Peirce
3.0 out of 5 stars Subline Stitching
I have to be honest, I am a little disappointed. I was hoping for more details re: various stitches but this book talks only of the most basic stitchs and then has loads of... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mrs. G. French
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book - plenty of inspiration
This book contains loads of iron-on embroidery transfers in the cutest designs. The majority of the stitching will be done in stem stitch or back stitch with a few French knots... Read more
Published on 1 April 2012 by belles lettres
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was looking for
I was a bit disappointed with this and returned it as it was not really what I was hoping for. It was full of lots of simple patterns and transfers with not as much about different... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2011 by DLT
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely ideas
Lovely ideas and beautiful layout.

I bought this book to re inspire my use of embroidery and it has done that!! Read more
Published on 7 April 2010 by Tia Webb
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime stitching
wow this book is ace plenty of exciting sewing to do i truely recommend this book you will not be dissapointed
Published on 12 April 2009 by Michael J. Bideau
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