Embroidery for Everyone
Easy to Learn Techniques with 50 Patterns!
by Kelly Fletcher
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Pub Date 19 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 21 Dec 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – becker & mayer!, becker&mayer! books ISBN
Author Kelly Fletcher brings enthusiasm and joy for the needlecrafts through both traditional techniques and innovation. With easy-to-follow instructions, Embroidery for Everyone guides you through an array of stitching techniques and decoration ideas. The patterns offer a wide range of subjects to choose from:Cute animal patternsBoho chic borders and motifsWinter snowflakes and snowmenThanksgiving turkeySpringtime bunnies and flowers You will learn to embellish clothing, create beautiful needlecraft art with nature and folk images, and make handmade heirloom seasonal decorations.
With a plenitude of patterns to choose from, Embroidery for Everyone includes something for everyone!
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Average rating from 28 members
Embroidery for Everyone is the perfect starter book for beginners. The projects are simple but very appealing and will inspire anyone to have a go. With easy-to-follow step by step instructions a beginner will easily complete each project. There are all sorts of patterns and lots of subjects to choose from.. The illustrations are plentiful and so inspiring and helpful. This book would make a lovely gift for a crafty person.
I am not good at embroidery at all, but this book gave me hope! I will definitely have to try some and hopefully not fail.
I've only been embroidering for a year, so I still see myself as a beginner. I loved each of the patterns in this book, and the clear instructions as well as a really great stitch reference guide. This book is the perfect gift for anyone crafty in your life, whether they've never picked up an embroidery project before or if they're in need of some new inspiring patterns.
My favorite pattern is the bumblebee, and I plan on trying that pattern out for myself in the near future and posting it on my Instagram (I will tag Quarto and the author for credit when I do). In addition, I'll upload a link on this review once it's posted. Thank you so much Quarto and Netgalley for a copy of this crafting book in exchange for an honest review!
Could embroidery possibly be more charming and delightful?! My mom taught me embroidery when I was five and I have been embroidering since. Though I am accustomed to stitching difficult reproduction samplers and the like, Kelly Fletcher's patterns are breathtaking and fresh. She describes various stitches in wonderful detail using examples. But wait until you see the patterns! Oh, my. I could weep.
My plan is to make nearly all the patterns within this book. Amongst my many favourites are mushrooms (I am a forager and nature nut!), whimsical animals, cozy cottage, snowflakes, beautiful borders, the magnificent diamond (probably not what you think), folk birds/flowers, floral motif and blue neckline. Most patterns are simple but elegant and beautiful. And experts will find challenges, too, in the various stitches. Some will be a refresher which is lovely. There are new-to-me stitches here as well. Thinking of the possible positioning on walls (and elsewhere) is thrilling.
What a place for beginners to start! But intermediate and experts will have fun with this book, too. I am heading to my crafts room in just a moment to ready my fabric and thread, knowing which pattern will be first, a special Christmas gift. My embroidering nieces and sisters will be ecstatic with this book.
My sincere thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - becker & mayer! and NetGalley for the e-ARC of this inspirational and joyful book! I cannot wait to buy the hard copy and already know it will be ear marked, scribbled in and loved.
Beginner friendly, easy to follow, would be useful to have on kindle or eReader. Inspirational patterns.
Embroidery for Everyone by Kelly Fletcher
Easy to Learn Techniques with 50 Patterns
Simple, effective, charming, embellished designs that can be used on garments, linens, for handkerchiefs, dishtowels or on any fabric you might want to personalize.
What I liked:
* It is beautifully illustrated
* The reminder was given of using handwork as a time for self for mindfulness, meditation, listening to audio books, etc.
* The directions are explicit and easy to follow
* The threads required are mentioned by number
* The stitch guide is better than many
* The patterns are diverse
* It made me think of historical novels with monograms and also the monogram calligraphy course I just took…might be able to create my own designs and embroider them though hankies are not common any longer
* I could see some of the patterns on personalized wedding, birtyday, or baby gifts
* The transfer patters were precise and would be easy to trace onto fabric
* Some of my favorite designs were: dandelion, dragonfly, flowers, mushrooms, pumpkin, snowlflakes, borders, larger diamond, folk designs, circular motifs, neckline and monograms
What I didn’t like:
* Can’t think of anything
Did I enjoy this book? Yes
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto – becker & mayer for the ARC – This is my honest review
Absolutely perfect for beginners. Loved how simple and straightforward the designs were. It’s a great beginner project that I’m excited to work on
This is a sweet little how-to book for beginner or intermediate embroiderers. The 50 patterns include mostly simple designs like a cottage, mushrooms, leaves, a mitten, a dandelion, borders, abstract patterns, folk art designs, monograms, etc. They are whimsical and have just enough details to make them pretty without too much difficulty. The nature designs were my favorites. They do feel a bit old fashioned and traditional with a slightly modern take on colors and patterns, but these definitely aren't the ultra-modern edgy patterns that you're seeing more of these days.
A beginning section gives information on fabrics, how to make stitches, etc. and each pattern shows a full color photo of the finished design in a hoop plus instructions on stitches and colors, with a line pattern on the page and then a reproducible more detailed pattern in the back of the book.
I read a temporary digital ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher.
This embroidery book is perfect for beginners. There are simple motifs: animals, seasonal, homey touches, etc. There are a variety of borders (which is doubly awesome since those aren’t on Etsy!) and several monogram options.
The format/file, though, was terrible. It crashed my app every four or so pages and many of the pages never even showed up.
I liked the way the type of stitches and how to do them are displayed. The patterns are easy to follow and basic enough if you want to customize the.
Good for beginners, easy to understand and simple designs not something insta& catchy high designs but simple & easy designs, a few tricks to how to do embroidery without committing many mistakes
A nice read for beginners
Although not all of these designs are to my taste, this is a good resource for beginners to embroidery and I think my 9 year old would love stitching these designs. I did very much like the borders and would definitely stitch some of those as pillowcase embroideries. I also liked the snowflakes design and thought the introductory stitches section was extremely clear! I can also imagine doing the later project in the book (37 the diamond, and the folk birds and flowers) in crewelwork.
What a good discovery ! Loved how simple and well explain this book is ! It is easy to follow, nice to look at, and have really cute design and patterns. Perfect for beginners I will say ! I am looking forward to try some of them. The pattern seems well explain and easy to read and follow.
Thank you Netgalley for this ARC, and looking forward to recommend it !
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