on 26 April 2013
One of my crafty Christmas presents was this fab embroidery book by Aneela Hoey http://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Stitches-Embroidery-Designs-Projects/dp/1607055252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365449830&sr=8-1&keywords=little+stitches. Despite reading it cover to cover, i'd yet to try any of the projects. So, using my free calico from issue 1 of Crafty Magazine, I decided to stitch Missy a beautiful door hanger.
Together we choose two, iron on patterns to appear on the hanger, a blonde girl on a bike and a little dog chasing a ball.
We chose a colour palette of reds, pinks and blues. I was slightly nervous of messing it up, apart from cross stitch I haven't tried embroidery for many years and certainly have never used anything other than a backstitch or running stitch. The finished piece looked so pretty on the page! Aneela's instructions and easy to read tips made this one of the simplest and most satisfying things I've made in ages
on 28 May 2014
I first learned embroidery stitches when I was a child and I haven't embroidered anything since. Looking for a new hobby, I decided to try out an embroidery project and saw this book on Amazon. I am delighted with it. There are simple projects to attempt, with transfers to iron out. The really helpful attribute of this book is that each project is photographed and then the stitches, thread thickness and colours needed are set out below the pictures. I am thrilled with my new hobby and my increasing confidence is due in no small part to this lovely book.
on 17 April 2013
I recently wanted a small hobby as I have little spare time. I liked the idea of free hand embroidery, as somebody with little, basic sewing skills I found this book really helpful. Explains instuctions and ideas clearly. Lots of lovely ideas and patterns to copy at the back. It is fairly expensive but it is a good quality book and glad it will suit me as a beginner so I feel it has been worth the price as it will help me to make some pretty things.