Heirloom Embroidery

Heirloom Embroidery

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These 25 exquisite hand-embroidery projects are the perfect antidote to todaya€™s throwaway culture: theya€™re meant to last and to remind us how generations before us liveda€”appreciating, 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. Theya€™re arranged in five appealing thematic categories, all inspired by traditional designs: a€œBugs and Botanicals, a€ a€œCelebrations, a€ a€œCountry Garden, a€ a€œHearts, a€ and a€œSeaside.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 techniquesa€”all beautifully and clearly explaineda€”include 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: a€c For the base or rock, sew blanket stitch % in (4mm) long, spaced % in (3mm) apart, using four strands. a€c Work blanket stitch round the outline of the body of the reindeer usinganbsp;...

Title:Heirloom Embroidery
Author:Jan Constantine, Caroline Arber
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2008


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