Friday, 13 February 2015

A Lovely New Book!

I know I said that I wasn't going to buy as many needlework related books this year but, I just couldn't resist this one....



It is called 'Artfully Embroidered' and is written by Naoko Shimoda. As you can see from the front cover it contains some beautiful embroidery designs.



There are instructions to make several fabulous bags as well as tips on embellishing bags/clothes that you already own.  The book gives detailed step by step information on several different very useful techniques and I can't wait to have a chance to read it in more detail.


The other really fabulous thing about this book is that full size pattern sheets are supplied in an envelope inside the back cover.

10 comments:

  1. Hallo Christine,
    welche in schönes Buch. Da kann man nicht dran vorbeigehen.
    Toll, viel Freude beim Lesen und Nacharbeiten.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Hello Monika! Thank you! I am really looking forward to reading it in more detail and perhaps making a project! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  2. Oh dear - another one that just HAS to be added to my wish list (that never ever grows shorter because I always add at least three onto it for every one I buy). Doesn't help that I collect needlework books either!!

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! I know that feeling only too well! I have a huge collection of books.... I keep saying I won't add to them but I always do! :) x

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  3. Liebe Christine,
    oh was für ein schönes Buch! Bei euch in UK ist Sticken sehr viel verbreiteter wie bei uns und dementsprechend größer ist die Auswahl an Büchern! Ich muss gestehen, ich bin ein wenig neidisch!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! It is nice to have the choice of books we have here in the UK... it is no so easy in Europe. Luckily there is always the internet!! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  4. This looks like a lovely book, I like the look of the patterns. I am looking forward to seeing the results xx

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    1. Hello Janet! It is a lovely book... hope I can find time to make something!! I seem to have a lot of projects in progress at the moment!! Hope you have a good weekend! :) xx

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  5. I just cant help buying good books. They are an investment (thats my excuse!) because they last forever. Looking forward to seeing some of your creations soon.

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    1. Hello Dawn! I just can't resist them either! There is something very special about leafing through the pages of a lovely book! :) xx

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