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The Hand-Stitched Home: Projects and Inspiration for Creating Embroidered Textiles for the Home [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Caroline Zoob
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Book Description

23 May 2013

The Hand-Stitched Home: Projects and Inspiration for Creating Embroidered Textiles for the Home is an inspirational book by the embroiderer and textile designer Caroline Zoob. Full of beautifully photographed projects and ideas, from a simple flower on the edge of a chair cover to more intricate window treatments, this book will prove invaluable for anyone wanting to add elegant embroidered touches to modern, airy decorating schemes.
In the introduction to The Hand-Stitched Home, Caroline considers crucial points essential for successful hand-stitching such as the choice and use of colour and fabric. She looks at sources of inspiration and explains the importance of spotting things that lend themselves to be captured in stitches such as the dots on the petals of a hellebore, the bare branches of trees or rolled bales of hay in a field. She advises how to seek inspiration from threads, buttons, picture frames, scraps of lace or old greetings cards.
The book is then divided into five main chapters that include a wide variety of projects, such as making pictures and window dressing.
The book concludes with a practical section that covers stitches and techniques, templates and suppliers. Whether you are an experienced sewer or taking up your needle for the first time, The Hand-Stitched Home will inspire you to create beautifully decorative pieces for your home.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP (23 May 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1906417938
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906417932
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 21.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I love this book - it is absolutely gorgeous, full of timeless pieces and inspiration, from tiny but exquisite embroidery projects to bigger items for the home.'

(Prima)

'the best handicraft book I've seen this year...stylish, elegant makes to enhance your home and give it that handmade look. Original work, beautifully presented with easy to follow instructions from excellent clear photos... Truly inspiring and highly recommended'

 

(www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk)

'Whether you are an experienced or novice sewer, this beautifully illustrated book will inspire you to create breathtaking pieces for your home.'

(Sussex Life)

'Full of stunning photography, easy to follow projects … just as easy to repurpose to your own needs.'

(Homemade with Love)

"pleasingly conversational in tone, the text reads like an afternoon spent drinking tea with Caroline."

(Stitch magazine)

About the Author

Having only taken up sewing herself in her late thirties, CAROLINE ZOOB hopes to inspire people who have always wanted to sew but felt intimidated. After training as an opera singer and then qualifying as a solicitor, she is now an embroiderer and designer of china and textiles. She undertakes design commissions for several large companies and runs a website selling her embroidery and a range of home-wares. In 2000 Caroline and her husband became the tenants of Monks House in Sussex, the former home of Leonard and Virginia Wolf, staying for over a decade and tending the two-acre garden which has become an inspiration for Caroline’s embroidery.

www.carolinezoob.co.uk


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars real 5 star 3 Jun 2013
By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
I have to say I am ecstatic about this book I think it's the best handicraft book I've seen this year. Stylish, elegant makes to enhance your home and give it that handmade look. Know-how, inspiration and projects are all found in this fantastic book. Caroline Zoob talks about painting with a needle and her artistry shows through in her designs and the execution of them. In the introduction she talks about materials and the choice of fabric, so important in embroidery work. There is a paragraph on colour with Caroline's observation about green. The book is divided into five chapters. In Making Pictures, Caroline talks about how she is influenced by the countryside and the projects, which include bookends prove it. In Inspired by the Seaside, the nautical theme is beautifully taken care of. On the Edge adds decorative detail to shelf edging, towels, mirror frames, seat covers and more. I really love this section. At the Table will sort out your table linen and make sure your table looks smart. The Soft Stuff is a beautiful section full of cushions, throws and more. Whilst At the Window gives your windows, cupboards and doors a treat. Original work, beautifully presented with easy to follow instructions from excellent clear photos. Embroidery and applique are used in the book and techniques are given at the back of the book. Truly inspiring and highly recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book 18 May 2013
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Caroline Zoob's second book and well worth the wait. It is delightful. Lovely ideas for the home. I was very lucky to get hold of a box of her vintage treasures when she was having a clear out - bits of old fabric,ribbons, buttons, threads and lace. Now is the time to use them with the help of this book. If you haven't got her first book Childhood Treasures try to get hold of it as it will inspire you as well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and exceptional! 25 May 2013
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This wonderful book is beautifully photographed and written. Both Caroline Zoob and Arber have excelled at their craft and put together the most inspirational and exceptional book. It is a constant pleasure to read page after page you just don't want it to end! The directions and illustrations are precise giving even the beginner the ability to create something special. I look forward the sequel!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 31 May 2013
By pensie
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I love this book was looking for inspiration for some hand sewing projects that weren't to complicated and this book fits the bill. Arrived promptly and was well packaged
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hand-Stitching in an inventive way 11 July 2013
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The book is very informative and just what I wished for. I'm sure I will be embarking on a project soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply sensational! 7 July 2013
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So many simple ideas that with a bit of stitching are transformed to sensational gifts or additions to your home decor!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very pretty projects 9 Oct 2013
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I think this is a lovely book for someone who is only interested in embroidery. My fault, but I had assumed there may be more projects than just hand embroidery, so I will not get as much from this book as I had hoped. However, for anyone who loves hand embroidery, this is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely book 6 Sep 2013
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This is an inspirational book, full of lovely creative ideas. I'm busy gathering fabric and threads to enable me to start making some of these lovely projects.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational book!
There's no need for me to write a review of this superb book as I agree wholeheartedly with all the other 5 star reviews; so much so, in fact that I have ordered a used copy of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eddy Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BOOK
Anyone not particularly proficient in all things 'craft' will love this book as the ideas aren't too advanced, but are simple, easy to follow and lovely to look at. Read more
Published 2 months ago by SUE, SHROPSHIRE
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the book
Made me feel I could do so many projects that are easy but also challenging. A must for beginners great purchase.
Published 4 months ago by Lynx file
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
Very inspiring, can't wait to get started on some of the projects! Lovely clear pictures and directions, and the templates are a delight.
Published 5 months ago by M. Shapter
5.0 out of 5 stars Caroline Zoob
Love this book. I have Caroline's other books including the gardening at Monk's House one. I wish I could do a course with her to complete the circle.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. P. Killingsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
An excellent book which has given me lots of ideas and projects to consider. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes to try something new.
Published 8 months ago by Jo Walton
5.0 out of 5 stars Most fantastic sewing book
This book is full of great ideas and templates too.
A real inspiration, and just wonderful as a simple 'read'. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Simon61
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
It is very well written and illustrated informative and just a joy to read. I can't wait to get started on some of the projects.
Published 12 months ago by June F
4.0 out of 5 stars Interest
I bought this book after seeing the author at a textile fair, liked her style and her abilities, interesting book.
Published 13 months ago by Judy Denton
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