Book Review – Embroidered Kitchen Garden

Aoki, KazukoEmbroidered Kitchen Garden; Vegetable, herb & flower motifs to stitch & savor.Salem, Zakka Workshop, 2019ISBN: 978 1 940552 40 896 pages A few years ago, I reviewed another book by this author, which I found so charming that I bought a copy for myself. I worked a design from it, which one of myContinue reading “Book Review – Embroidered Kitchen Garden”

Book Review – Sashiko

Clay, JillSashiko: 20 projects using traditional Japanese stitching. Lewes, East Sussex,Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications, 2019ISBN: 978 1 78494 487 2136 pages This is a beautifully designed book. As soon as I opened it, I found it appealing. The font is attractive, the layout is very good and the illustrations are seductive, especially if youContinue reading “Book Review – Sashiko”

Stitch of the month: The TAST Challenge

Another blog that focusses on stitches can be located at Pintangle, Sharon Boggon’s website.Sharon is a crazy quilter who loves to combine all kinds of surface stitchery in her work. Her website has a wonderful stitch dictionary with very clear instructions on how to work a whole host of stitches. Additionally, through her blog, TheContinue reading “Stitch of the month: The TAST Challenge”

Lynette’s best-loved stitcheries

Anderson, LynetteLynette’s best-loved stitcheries: 13 cottage-style projects you’ll adore. Bothell, W.A., Martingale, 2019 ISBN: 978 1 68356012 896 pages In the introduction, the author shares that her favourite things to design and make are small, useful day-to-day items, often something she can use or give to someone, which I think we, as embroiderers, can identifyContinue reading “Lynette’s best-loved stitcheries”