Title: Hand Sewing Magic
Published by: Quarry Books
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Pages: 144
ISBN13: 978-1589239685

Hand Sewing Magic is an essential reference to all things stitching, featuring how-tos for dozens of stitches, from the basics for sewing and mending to stunning embroidered embellishment.

Hand Sewing Magic is a modern, all-in-one guide for hand stitchers of all levels of skill and experience, and for all applications. In this unique guide book you will:

  • Get an in-depth overview of essential tools and materials, including thread, needles, fabric, and other key supplies.
  • Explore a comprehensive visual dictionary of 35 stitches plus dozens of variations, from basic mending to stylish decorative embellishment to unique art stitching.
  • Discover key techniques, from starting and ending threads to the right way to use an embroidery hoop, from stitching curved shapes to color shading, and more.
  • Learn essential tips and tricks from influential and innovative stitchers, including Joanne Sharpe, Allison Aller, and Catherine Redford.
  • 10 simple and stunning projects show unique ways to use stitches and techniques.

With Hand Sewing Magic, you’ll make the most of your hand stitching and give all your projects a beautiful handmade look.

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Title: The Hand Stitched Surface
Published by: Quarry Books
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Pages: 144
ISBN13: 978-1589239425

Learn to create beautifully intricate and meticulously designed surfaces with some instruction from surface designer Lynn Krawczyk and the projects in The Hand-Stitched Surface.

Add new color and flair to your home with hand-stitching projects! Written by noted surface designer Lynn Krawczyk, The Hand-Stitched Surface offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creating richly layered mixed-media surfaceson paper and fabric. It's a fast world we live in; it's important to remember to slow down and savor your handiwork, and hand-stitching is the perfect craft for that.

After Krawczyk gives you an overview of tools and supplies you'll be using, she will move you into a section on stitching essentials which covers a range of basic stitches and how they can be modified.

You will learn the following skills:

  • Mixing thread weights for textural effects
  • Unique ways to create patterns for hand stitching
  • Exploring color
  • Tips and tricks for improvisational stitching
  • And much more!

The fifteen keepsake-quality projects are perfect for the times when you feel you need to disconnect from the modern world and enjoy a quieter, more meditative hobby.

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