Book review: Love Stitching

Jan Constantine, author of Love Stitching, says,

Colour is something I’ve never been afraid of and I take great delight in using bright and contrasting colours for my bold applique embroideries…This book is filled with an eclectic mix of projects that are truly me–strong shapes, bold colours and exciting designs.

For those of us who love the way layers of felt merge and nestle around stitching when appliqued, this book is eye candy indeed. Designs range from simple to complex. Most benefit from the accent of blanket stitching but could as easily be joined by machine. And though many are ideal for felt, designs also are included that can be used on practical items such as aprons. The simplest home dec items, such as pillows and rugs, would be perfect projects for a Girl Scout troop. Others, like the Galleon Wall Hanging, require more advanced embroidery skills. In short, Jan has included something for everyone who is interested in applique.

The 21 projects are beautifully photographed by Caroline Arber. For each item, Jan gives a list of materials and equipment needed, explains preparation including design transfer, steps through the needlework, and then details how to assemble the project. Diagrams and instructions clarify the process.

The book retails for GBP 20. ISBN 978-1-906417-53-6.

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