Colorful Stitchery

Colorful Stitchery

65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize your Home

Book - 2014 | First Roost edition.
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With inspiration and encouragement from designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas, would-be and experienced stitchers alike will find dozens of embroidery projects that add exuberance to every room in the house. Nicholas's collection opens with pillow covers in dancing colors on unexpected patterns and fabrics, such as stripes and plaids, velvets and corduroys. For kitchens, she offers a joyfully polka-dotted tea cozy or jewel-bright, purchased napkins and tablecloth creatively stitched with floral motifs. Personalized wedding gifts include a luxurious, monogrammed cashmere throw and his-and-hers hot water bottle covers; or for the perfect baby gift, a cozy matching blanket and teddy bear set.
Many projects feature fabrics from flea markets and thrift shops, with complete how-to on hand-felting and hand-dyeing sweaters and blankets for the very softest, most colorful look. With her ribbon-stitched craft boxes (perfect for scrapbookers), embroidered stationery, and even a pair of espadrilles, the author explores an exciting world of embroidering on unexpected surfaces and materials.
Publisher: Boston :, Roost Books,, 2014, c2005.
Edition: First Roost edition.
ISBN: 9781611801675
Characteristics: 214 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)


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Dec 13, 2017

Patterns, colors, and stitches perfectly suited to bold wool and vibrant silk ribbon hand embroidery alike. Clear stitch tutorials and variations on a theme for inspiration. Good resource book.

JCLJoyceM Nov 28, 2017

The author introduces some stitches I had not heard of. The enhancements for plain fabrics, especially for pillows, are charming. Embroidery on patterned fabrics such as plaids is something I had never considered.

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