These 25 exquisite hand-embroidery projects are the perfect antidote to todayas throwaway culture: theyare meant to last and to remind us how generations before us livedaappreciating, preserving, and passing down their lovingly-stitched handiwork to families and friends. Anyone would treasure this lovely array of unique textiles, which include soft furnishings, home accessories, and gifts. Theyare arranged in five appealing thematic categories, all inspired by traditional designs: aBugs and Botanicals, a aCelebrations, a aCountry Garden, a aHearts, a and aSeaside.a Create a charming apple cushion, heart-adorned apron, lavender pillow, dragonfly picture, berry wreath throw, as well as tea cozies, table runners, napkins, and sachets. The techniquesaall beautifully and clearly explainedainclude chain and running stitches, satin stitch, French knot, and many others suitable for beginners.Reindeer cushion Work all the embroidery in red thread as follows: ac For the base or rock, sew blanket stitch % in (4mm) long, spaced % in (3mm) apart, using four strands. ac Work blanket stitch round the outline of the body of the reindeer usinganbsp;...
|Author||:||Jan Constantine, Caroline Arber|
|Publisher||:||Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2008|