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Harris Tweed Applique

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Create hand or machine applique with 'Harris Tweed' - in easy steps! Chris Hammacott leads you through plump cushions, quirky tea cosies, a table runner and a wall-hanging, all given the rugged but cosy personality of 'Harris Tweed'. Designs are inspired by Chris's croft life on the Isle of Lewis; and her sheep, chickens, cats and pugs. The Kindle cover has reverse applique sheep. A scarecrow with tweed hat decorates a denim jacket; three-dimensional flowers enhance a sweater. Follow the guidelines and techniques, and watch the author demonstrating on the video clips. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced student, Chris will convince you of the wonderful qualities of 'Harris Tweed' for applique.
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Table of Contents

Using this ebook: tips; A potted history; Introduction to applique with tweed; Hand stitched: Straight, Blanket stitch, Chain stitch, Whipped stitch, Fly stitch, Slip stitch, Bringing together for the rooster welcome hanging, Hand quilting techniques for applique, Hen table runner; Machine stitching: Getting the best from tweed with a machine, Straight machine applique, Zig zag, Blanket stitch, Blind hem, Decorative stitch, Bringing together for the cat cushions, The wee croft cushion, Machine quilting for applique, Assemble with envelope back; Combining hand and machine stitching: Design inspiration, Tea cosy: Reverse applique: Simple shapes by hand, Bit more tricky by machine!, Kindle or iPad cover with sheep grazing, Lining the easy way; Tweed applique onto velvet: Tricks to make it successful, Best shapes and why, A scarf with style, inspired by Rennie Mackintosh; Applique in tweed on ready made items: Enliven a sweater with a detectable corsage (or two), Give denim the individual look; Templates; Suppliers/Contacts; Acknowledgements; Chris Hammacott; More Vivebooks

About the Author

Chris Hammacott has been writing about, teaching, and designing textiles for over 30 years. Trained as a weaver, she has taught City & Guilds from her own distance learning centre. Chris was expelled from her first needlecraft lesson at school and since that experience has vowed to make textiles fun! Her motto is: 'if you like it, do it some more.' Chris's designs have appeared in quilting magazines in Australia, Europe, the USA and UK. She writes two regular magazine columns. In 2012, with her husband Andrew, she moved to a small croft in the Outer Hebrides. In her workshop there, Chris teaches all aspects of 'Harris Tweed', from spinning and natural dyeing to designing items made from the wonder cloth. Andrew weaves 'Harris Tweed' in the old weaving shed.

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