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!
"Doodle Stitching is a truly cute book...full of practical and whimsical projects that are neither boring or stodgy.... The projects section of Doodle Stitching shows how to make so many ordinary items special, such as pillow cases, skirts, shoes, shirts, scarves, boxer shorts and napkins. For those that like to take their creativity and sewing skills that little bit further, there are small projects to make and embroider, ... This is a good book for beginner embroiderers that would like a fun place to start, for more experienced embroiderers that might have become a bit jaded with more traditional patterns and could do with some light inspiration, and for anyone that likes to look at well-designed craft books full of cute projects."--"Whipup.net "
I've bought a bunch of embroidery books recently, hoping to get into this craft which has always attracted me but never quite hooked me. The best so far was Kristin NIcholas's book, Colourful Stitchery. Very fun. The New Crewel is quite cool too. The others - well, let's just say that most of them are a little dreary. I wasn't crazy over Hip to Stitch, although to give it its due there are a coupld of cute designs there - nor over the Stitch it Kit, although some of the transfers are very cute. Worst of the bunch was Not your mama's stitching... not even one thing that I would like to make... at least the others all have one or two projects I like.
This is different. There are loads of things that inspire me in here. Obviously not everything, but loads - which is quite something. Her colour combinations are lovely, her designs are really fresh - this is such an overused adjective, but it works here. Her instructions are really detailed and clear - she leaves nothing out and takes nothing for granted. All in all, a really cute book which has finally gotten me into embroidery - what fun - I have actually already gotten half way thru a project..... this is a keeper.
This is a lovely book with a wealth of embroidery stitches. I was a little disappointed with it but only because it was at more of a beginners level than I had expected. It would make a great gift for a beginner, or perhaps a crafty teenager. The designs are very fresh and modern, which would also appeal to younger stitchers.
I love the illustrations and designs in this book with 30 different projects from bags, ornaments and scarfs to headbands, pincushions and quilts. All the projects have easy to follow instructions with a great library of embroidery stitches to learn at the front of the book. I would recommend this book if you love embroidery designs and you could even go on to design your own projects with the different techniques. A lovely book to have in your collection.
Great book to start you off. I also have the next book - Doodle Stitching Motif Collection, which I prefer now as there are more designs to choose from but I loved this book to get me started and inspired. There are some really lovely designs in here - love the trees sooooo cute and the little simpler embellishment designs are so effective, quick and easy. Really pleased with this book.
This is a really different embroidery book and gives a whole different range of ideas to what is traditionally out there. I am an embroidery-book-junkie and have Japanese, Swedish and English embroidery books and none of them are quite like this one. Having said that I would only do some of the projects (which is ok...its all about your own taste after all). I have got some great ideas from this book and re-read it regularly for inspiration (which is my gage for a good buy!).
This is a fantastic book, the cover drew my attention and I was intrigued to buy it and have a go! Since making the designs featured in the book you get the confidence to create your own designs. My favourites are pillow cases and shoes. So much fun to play with and get creative.
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