Little Stitches

Little Stitches : 100+ Sweet Embroidery Designs * 12 Projects

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It's grown-up playtime! Choose from more than 100 original embroidery designs, hand-drawn with a modern take on retro style. Each pattern is printed on handy transfer paper-tear out the page, trim out the design, iron it down, and stitch away! Learn 11 easy stitches plus techniques for adding texture, then embroider these charming images on keepsakes and gifts like a baby quilt, cushion covers, or cozies for jars and tissue boxes.

* Playfully modern illustrations are printed on transfer paper to use and reuse

* Learn new decorative and textural stitches while you make whimsical and practical projects

* Embroidery is the perfect handwork to take along anywhere you go
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 190 x 241 x 13.21mm | 517.1g
  • Stash Books
  • Concord, CA, United States
  • English
  • 123 Illustrations, color
  • 1607055252
  • 9781607055259
  • 54,547

Review quote

Feb 14

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! * Mumtopia *
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About Aneela Hoey

Aneela Hoey studied printed textile design at Winchester School of Art in the United Kingdom and went on to work at design studios in both London and New York. She now designs fabric lines for Moda Fabrics, as well as her own embroidery and quilt patterns, which she sells in her small online shop.

Aneela writes the popular blog ComfortStitching, where she catalogs her crafty endeavors and provides insights into her inspirations and design processes. She was also one of the founding members of the popular online e-zine Fat Quarterly.

Aneela lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and two young daughters.
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