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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Little Stitches

Little Stitches
Aneela Hoey
© Lydia Lowe 9/5/2012

     I love embroidery.  If you've read my reviews before, you know that's true.  If you love embroidery as much as I do, you will love this book.  Aneela Hoey has taken the intimidation factor out of the art of embroidery.

     She covers everything from the tools you'll use, to how to transfer the patterns, the stitches and how to use them, as well as how to do specialty stitches, and how to care for your embroidery once you've finished stitching the designs.

     The designs are quite unique.  They are delicate and full of color.  These are designs will have you taking a trip back in time to coloring books, paper dolls, and long summer afternoons creating art as you play.  The designs are irresistible.  Ms. Hoey gives you ideas for quick projects that you can make with your designs. 

     So if you have always wanted to embroider, were not quite sure how to transfer the designs, a bit intimidated by the stitches and not sure what to do with the embroidery when you're done with it?  This book covers all that and more.  I know I'll refer to this book again and again as I keep on stitching.

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