I told you earlier about my “fabric diet” and then now my continued commitment to it. Well, I’m trying not to go crazy buying other things, but it’s hard. It’s like a whole new world opened up for me. Previously I would always buy fabric and the “other things” were too expensive. Now I’m a bit more onto a “it’s okay to buy things”…if it’s going to help you use the things you already have.
Anyway…I bought this book….Stitch & Sew by Aneela Hoey.
I found the book at the same time I bought another book and ended up buying them both….a little much buying two books, I know, but I loved this one…at least I did by the little bit I saw.
I’m a sucker for embroidery. I love it. I wish I had more time for it. The book is great with instructions on how to embroider if you haven’t before.
It also has the pattern for a little book that you can make that shows your practice stitches.
The book would be adorable.
There are instructions for stitches and instructions that show how to make the book.
The premise of the book is to show a project. In this case a drawstring pouch. Then several designs are show for stitching. You can pick whatever one you want to make.
Here’s a little more of instructions for this bag….
and then a pattern for the stitching is shown like this.
Options for other drawstring bags are also shown.
Here are options for the “clutch”.
Then directions for the embroidery portion of each.
Then the pouch….
There are six different projects with variations of each of them. This is a photo of the projects.
Right now, for me, the book is eye candy. I sure hope it doesn’t stay that way. I’ve long been a person who loves embroidery. I hope I can find some time to do it. Some of these designs and stitches I haven’t tried before and I sure would like to get a chance to work on some. Oh my…this has me wanting to see other books by Aneela Hoey.
How fun is this…Shortly after I got the book I was thrifting. They had zippers there….
I saw that they weren’t marked with a store tag so I took them to the counter and asked for a price… 10 cents each. There were all sorts of fun colors….perfect for some of these projects. So..I bought them. So now I’m even a little more committed to the project.
Are you an embroider or is it only me that loves it??