I have another lovely book to review, this one not on the topic of knitting, but embroidery.
This is Scandinavian Stitch Craft: Unique Projects and Patterns for Inspired Embroidery by Karin Holmberg.
The book uses traditional Scandinavian embroidery techniques in a collection of projects (both clothing and housewares). There are thirty projects in all, and they all start with a plain item that you might already own, or could buy new. Using the techniques in the book, the author shows you how to embroider and embellish items to make them unique and beautiful.
Along with instructions for various techniques, the book contains templates for embroidery patterns.
It even includes sheets of tracing paper in a pocket inside the back cover.
The projects include kitchen items like towels, aprons, and tea cozies, and clothing from leggings to t-shirts to hoodies to babies’ onsies. Also included are cushions, wall hangings, and bags of various types.
The book provides a lot of wonderful inspiration. You could easily use the embroidery design from one project on something else, so there is a lot of room for your own creativity to grow.
Who’d like to receive my review copy?
To be entered in a drawing to receive my copy of this lovely book, please leave a comment on this post by 11:00am Eastern Time on Sunday, May 12, 2013. At that time I will use the Random Number Generator to select the lucky recipient.
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