Wool, Needle & Thread
Start with Lisa's fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliques? It's all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you'll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before.
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Written in an approachable voice that feels like you are taking a class with a friend, Lisa Bongean’s book really is a go-to guide. It is a clear and concise overview that integrates technique and troubleshooting on each page so you learn what to do and what to watch out for right from the beginning. As someone who has done various textile crafts but never tried stitchery or worked much with wool, I think this book has an excellent survey of exactly what tools and supplies to use and how to use them. Detailed photographs demonstrate each step of the process, from specifics of fusible web to the exact way to finish project edges. With a dozen stitch techniques and a range of projects to get you started, this book is great for both beginners and those looking to hone their stitching skills.