If Aimee Ray wants to write it, I want to read it. If she wants to design it, I want to stitch it. So when I received a review copy of the third book in her Doodle Stitching series, I had to do a little happy dance. Embroidery and Beyond focuses on adding techniques to your repertoire: cross-stitch, decorative stitches, applique, redwork, crewel, sashiko, shisha, cutwork, and stumpwork. And it includes plenty of adorable Aimee Ray designs for you to use in trying these techniques. As always, the instructions are simple, clear, and thorough; the diagrams are helpful; the photos are gorgeous. Promotional materials point out:
The book’s more than 20 projects — a cross-stitched baby quilt, a crewel peacock bag, redwork storybook panels, and more — feature a wide array of techniques beyond basic embroidery, all fresh and accessible and with extra motifs so you can personalize your creations.
If you want to buy the book, it’s available from Lark Crafts, ISBN 978-1-4547-0363-1. If you want to win the book, go to our giveaway sponsored by Lark.