Doodle-stitching : Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners Paperback
by Aimee Ray
Asian-inspired lampshades embellished with flying fish.
Canvas sneakers decorated with pink and white swirls.
A pretty pillow adorned with a sleeping bunny. All it takes to create these appealing projects - or add charming embroidered touches in no time at all - are a few simple stitches, some easy techniques and the nearly 30 projects in this book.
Begin by learning several styles for outlining, filling, decorating and applique.
Find out about floss, fancy threads, fabrics and needles.
Get the low-down on transferring your very own designs onto every type of fabric.
The fresh ideas, witty patterns and clever colour illustrations take stitchers from novice to enthusiast in a blink of the eye!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, full colour photos / illustrations throughout
- Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
- Publication Date: 18/10/2007
- Category: Embroidery crafts
- ISBN: 9781600590610
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Review by e1da
I was complaining about the state of embroidery and the lack of anything that I would actually be interested in making, and then, browsing aimlessly in a bookstore, what do I see but Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray. I loved almost every page, but some favorites were the sweet dreams baby pillow and the felt forest creatures. These are cute designs that aren't your traditional flowers and well... flowers, but they aren't the other extreme of the angry punk rock craze ala subversive cross stitch or the cheesy hula girls/goth/pirates ala sublime stitching. Just nice simple designs with practical uses.
Review by hellonicole
Aimee Ray's "Doodle Stitching" is a great beginner's guide to embroidery, with clear, simple instructions and detailed images. It includes not only adorable designs to embroider, but instructions for fun projects as well.