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Beginning Embroidery


"Hand embroidery may seem like a quiet pastime for quiet people in a quiet room. But we all know there is a secret, creative power lurking in each stitch. Hand stitchery transforms fabric from a flat, plain surface into a world packed with color and texture and joyful pattern. In short, hand embroidery brings fabric to life." Laura Wasilowski

Embroidery basics:

Free-form, wool, felt, silk, Art Fabrik, Joyful Stitching, Laura Wasilowski, Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery Slow stitch playful projects in Laura’s colorful, whimsical style. Transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful art piece with instructions for 21 embroidery stitches and 6 projects. Cozy up to wool appliqué with fifty colorful garden blocks to mix and match! Best-selling author Kim Schaefer shares seven easy wool appliqué projects to teach you embroidery basics or to bring your hand stitching to the next level. Layer luscious flowers, birds, and butterflies of wool on top of cotton fabric, then add the embroidered finishing touches to fusible appliqué wall quilts, table toppers, and pillows. It’s the perfect primer for every skill level.


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Illustrated Coasters

Free Project: Baby Set Top 

Baby Set Top

Free Project: Sashiko Book Covers 

Sashiko Book Covers


Embellished Fabric Picture



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