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501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs
Irresistible Stitchables to Brighten Up Your Life
This fun embroidery book contains hundreds of creative needlework designs you can use to personalize all sorts of things! From a little hand-sewn gift, to monogrammed linens and cushions, to a well-worn and well-loved pair of jeans. 501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs offers simple hand embroidered motifs that highlight life's small pleasures: Motifs from the kitchen or garden (teacups, fruits and cosy reminders of home); Sweet feminine embellishments for your household zakka projects (flowers, pets, fashion elements); Designs for your child's clothing, drawn in a kid-friendly style; Traditional designs such as monogrammed initials and elegant borders. These freestyle designs are doable even for embroidery beginners and will always add that special touch from an apron for your best friend to the neckline of your favourite top. No matter what you choose to leave your mark on, you are sure to find inspirational designs perfect for any occasion.
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"501 Enchanting Embroidery Designs is FULL of ideas for adding embroidery and cross-stitch to household items, embellish clothing, etc. with detailed instructions on the various stitches and techniques. This book is an excellent way to discover this skill if you're a complete beginner, or someone more experienced who is looking for new ideas." -Elegance and Elephants blog "I couldn't stop drooling over all the cuteness!...This book does not only include embroidery, but also some cross stitch patterns, as well as some ideas + instructions on how to apply these embroidery/cross stitch patterns on your everyday objects. If you have never embroidered before, no worries, for there are detailed instructions of what you need + all the techniques and stitches you need to know for the patterns in the book." -Japanese Sewing Books blog "...you can use to personalise your sewing projects based around themes such as birds and flowers, Japanese celebrations, Scandinavian cityscape, a visit to the flea market, adorable Eastern European designs, lace patterns and tasty tea time among others. Many have a retro or Scandi style to them." -The Sewing Directory "This book is filled with small designs, most of which are quick to stitch. I love a project you can make quickly, so that got my attention." -CraftyStaci.com "The sweet designs in this book tempted me to try the art of hand embroidery [...] Instructions give floss color and stitch for each design. Already I'm looking at everything around me, from apparel to home decor, to see what I can add a decorative embroidery accent to. Want to add a simple charm and homemade aesthetic to your favorite items? Get your copy..." -Handmade by Deb blog "Fans of Aimee Ray's "Doodle Stitching" series, as well as crafters who appreciate small, cute embroidery and cross-stitch motifs in the Japanese kawaii style, will welcome this collection." -Library Journal "The step-by-step instructions for each design are easy to follow, with clear photographs of preparing thread, threading needles, using a dressmaker's pencil to transfer images with carbon paper, and even the proper placement of an embroidery hoop." -Publishers Weekly "The little embroidery designs could just add a little dazzle to the everyday design or bought product! [...] The book is such eye catching with the inspiring designs you can create and even think of some of your own. However, this is a great starting book and very easy to follow along with." -Test Try Results blog