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Little Stitches: 100+ Embroidery Designs | 12 Projects

Little Stitches: 100+ Embroidery Designs | 12 Projects

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By (author) Aneela Hoey

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  • Publisher: Stash Books
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 239mm x 13mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1607055252
  • ISBN 13: 9781607055259
  • Illustrations note: full-colour, 2 x free 8-page pattern pullouts
  • Sales rank: 19,752

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Learn new decorative and textual stitches while creating these 12 whimsical yet practical projects. In her Introduction Aneela says: "In this book, I offer basic instructions for simple stitches, along with a generous selection of original embroidery patterns, which are also printed on transfer paper so you can easily iron them onto your fabric and stitch away". She goes on to say: "I've also included twelve projects - from sewing accessories like a pincushion and a needle case to whimsical but practical items like a hot water bottle cover - that you can embroider and sew".

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Aneela Hoey studied textile design at Winchester School of Art and went on to work at design studios in London and New York. She now designs fabric lines for Moda Fabrics, as well as her own embroidery and quilt patterns. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and two small daughters.

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I d never held an embroidery hoop in my life, but an hour after checking out Little Stitches by Aneela Hoey, I found myself planted on the couch, obsessed with my new hobby. Little Stitches illustrated instructions on stitch basics are perfect for beginners, but Hoey s fresh patterns should appeal to stitchers of all expertise. Within a few days I d completed my adorable empire state building needle case (page 38). With its practical projects and delightful patterns, Little Stitchesmakes an inexpensive hobby even more accessible. And really, I just can t get over the adorable patterns! Check it out! --murraylibrary.org, January 20, 2013 The word embroidery may conjure up a troop of listless young women waiting and hoping for their Mr Darcy to turn up, or your nana's posy-edged table-cloth, but Aneela Hoey brings embroidery right up to date in Little Stitches. Gone are the days when embroidery was all about alphabets and floral motifs. Your designs can be as modern as you like - from sewing machines and snow globes, to jugs of lemonade and treehouses, and Hoey's twelve whimsical, practical project tutorials show you how to put them to best use. In particular, embroidery is suited to making keepsakes and gifts, just as days gone by, but Hoey's pincushion features a taxi, and her needle case has the Empire State Building on the front. Included in this colourful and detailed guide to stitching, 21st Century-style, are more than 100 appealing illustrations printed on to transfer paper so that you can use and re-use them time and again. Embroidery, unlike some other crafts, can be taken along anywhere you go, and once you've mastered the basic stitches with Hoey's help, you'll want to embroider everything that doesn't move! www.mumtopia.blogspot.co.uk