BOOK GIVEAWAY: Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching
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Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart (published by Chronicle Books; photography by Aimée Herring) is filled with lots of hand embroidery instruction and inspiration. Jenny gives detailed directions to make more than 35 hand embroidery stitches as well as lots of suggestions about great ways to use embroidery to embellish your sewing. The book includes dozens of reusable iron-on transfers to use as embroidery stitch guidelines and clever ideas to give your projects a little pizazz. Even beginners can use this book to enhance their sewing projects or to turn ready-to-wear garments into one-of-a-kind treasures. If you want to take your sewing to the next level, this is the book for you!
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Each stitch is described and illustrated clearly and with enough detail to make it easy to teach yourself the stitch if you're not already familiar with it. You'll also learn how to create wonderful stitch combinations as well as how to embellish your embroidery with sequins, beads, and other options.
The project pages include home and fashion ideas as well as ways to add beautiful finishing touches to almost anything.
There's an entire covering the tools you'll need, including hoops, frames, needles, scissors, and much more. Another section deals with fabrics and pattern making.
Pages of transfer patterns are included so that even if you're not an artist and able to create your own designs, you will find a great design to embroider.
Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart