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Little Stitches: 100+ Sweet Embroidery Designs 12 Projects Paperback – September 16, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (September 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607055252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607055259
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hoey’s name is familiar to many modern quilters—she’s one of the founders of the popular Fat Quarterly e-zine, and her fabric lines for Moda blend fairy-tale whimsy with cheery color palettes. In her first book, she applies her charming aesthetic to a variety of small-scale embroidery projects. After an introduction to basic embroidery stitches and their uses, Hoey presents a variety of projects that combine small embroidered designs with simple sewing. The motifs are interchangeable, and all are included on reusable iron-on transfers. VERDICT Embroidery is gaining in popularity, especially among younger crafters. Hoey’s cute, vintage-inspired approach will appeal to novice stitchers. (Library Journal)

Grown-up playtime with Aneela Hoey. Little Stitches contains more than 100 sweet embroidery designs as well ad 12 special projects using the embroidery designs. Aneela, who also designs fabric for Moda, learned to embroider in school at the young age of eight. These designs have ageless appeal, so how about starting a mother/daughter embroidery club teaching the next generation the joys of needlework. Different designs could be done each month with “show and tell” and project construction completed at the next month’s gathering. The book is extra useful with the iron-on transfers for each design included in the back of the book.


(American Quilt Retailer, 09/01/12)

This little bestseller from C&T Publishing is pricey, but for a good reason. Besides featuring Aneela’s wonderful slices-of-life artwork, her style is a little different. There’s a lot of fill-in stitching and texturizing that goes way beyond straight outlines. AND there’s an iron-on transfer sheet pullout so you can immediately start recreating Aneela’s stitched smiles. Don’t worry. If the sheet gets used up, the original patterns are also printed in the book.
(Generation Q Magazine, 11/15/12)

Little Stitches contains one hundred of designer Aneela Hoey's hand-drawn illustrations printed on transfer paper to use and reuse. Learn decorative embroidery stitches plus techniques for adding texture. This sweet book includes twelve whimsical, yet practical projects.

(Stitch Gifts, 11/1/12)

I’d never held an embroidery hoop in my life, but an hour after checking out Little Stitches by Aneela Hoey, I found myself planted on the couch, obsessed with my new hobby. Little Stitches‘ illustrated instructions on stitch basics are perfect for beginners, but Hoey’s fresh patterns should appeal to stitchers of all expertise. Within a few days I’d completed my adorable empire state building needle case (page 38). With its practical projects and delightful patterns, Little Stitches makes an inexpensive hobby even more accessible. And really, I just can’t get over the adorable patterns! Check it out!
(January 20, 2013)

The word embroidery may conjure up a troop of listless young women waiting and hoping for their Mr Darcy to turn up, or your nana's posy-edged table-cloth, but Aneela Hoey brings embroidery right up to date in Little Stitches. Gone are the days when embroidery was all about alphabets and floral motifs. Your designs can be as modern as you like - from sewing machines and snow globes, to jugs of lemonade and treehouses, and Hoey's twelve whimsical, practical project tutorials show you how to put them to best use. In particular, embroidery is suited to making keepsakes and gifts, just as days gone by, but Hoey's pincushion features a taxi, and her needle case has the Empire State Building on the front. Included in this colorful and detailed guide to stitching, 21st Century-style, are more than 100 appealing illustrations printed on to transfer paper so that you can use and re-use them time and again. Embroidery, unlike some other crafts, can be taken along anywhere you go, and once you've mastered the basic stitches with Hoey's help, you'll want to embroider everything that doesn't move! (Mumtopia, 2/3/14)

About the Author

Aneela Hoey studied textile design and now designs lines for Moda Fabrics, as well as her own embroidery and quilt patterns. She was a co-founder of the popular online e-zine, Fat Quarterly.

More About the Author

Aneela Hoey is a UK textile designer working with Moda Fabrics, her fabric lines include Sherbet Pips, A Walk In The Woods and Cherry Christmas. She also designs quilt and embroidery patterns and her work has been published in Quilts N More, Australian Homespun and SewHip magazines. Aneela has also contributed to the books 'Sweet Celebrations with the moda bakeshop chefs' and 'Pretty in Patchwork - Doll Quilts' by Cathy Gaubert.
She blogs at http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/

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Couldn't wait to get started stitching!
Julie
I looked through both this book and Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs looking for designs.
L. Giaime
The designs are great and the instructions that Mrs Hoey provides are extremely easy to follow.
Jan Manley

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By L. Lowe on September 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
I love embroidery. If you've read my reviews before, you know that's true. If you love embroidery as much as I do, you will love this book. Aneela Hoey has taken the intimidation factor out of the art of embroidery.

She covers everything from the tools you'll use, to how to transfer the patterns, the stitches and how to use them, as well as how to do specialty stitches, and how to care for your embroidery once you've finished stitching the designs.

The designs are quite unique. They are delicate and full of color. These are designs will have you taking a trip back in time to coloring books, paper dolls, and long summer afternoons creating art as you play. The designs are irresistible. Ms. Hoey gives you ideas for quick projects that you can make with your designs.

So if you have always wanted to embroider, were not quite sure how to transfer the designs, a bit intimidated by the stitches and not sure what to do with the embroidery when you're done with it? This book covers all that and more. I know I'll refer to this book again and again as I keep on stitching.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jan Manley on August 24, 2012
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First of all let me tell you that I am a novice at embroidery. I was very hesitant about pruchasing this book because I was afraid the designs would be too complicated. Wrong!! The designs are great and the instructions that Mrs Hoey provides are extremely easy to follow. Plus she is very encouraging and inspiring!! If you are experienced in embroidery you will not be disappointed!! The patterns are absolutely delightful!!
And as a bonus the embroidery go along with her new line of fabric "Sew Stitchy", so if you are a seamtress or quilter like I am then you will be delighted!! Bottom line! Great book, great patterns and a great bargain!!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Shaheen on August 23, 2012
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Have followed Aneela Hoey's blog so I am familiar with her style. And this book does not disappoint. The projects and transfers are just so unique, clearly reflective of Aneela. I look forward to stitching up many of the projects. Her line of Moda fabrics will accent the handwork very nicely.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By SSKcraftshop on September 28, 2012
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What a great book this is..I have always loved and purchased few of Aneela Hoey's embroidery patterns to try. I am almost a novice when it comes to embroidery but this book is such an inspiration to try out the cute characters along with the projects..the book guides you from how to do to finish the project...I started reading the book and got hooked on it till I read and saw all the projects..lovely book a must have.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kelliejo on November 1, 2012
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I am in love with this book. So many stinking cute ideas. Beautiful pictures and patterns are very well written.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By eunice on January 10, 2013
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I am generally a machine sewer and hardly will do hand sewing since I'm not so confident in hand stitching besides closing opening of a stuff toy. But I've always wanted to try embroidery and was keen to learn more. I really love Aneela's Red Riding hood fabric range and made them into quilt cover, dresses for my girls. Her stitch pattern is so girly and sweet.

I love it that she provides more the stitch pattern on print and on transfer paper. Although if they can be on CD rom and then I can make some changes and print out on transfer paper would be good. ANyway, it's a beautiful book visually. I can't wait to do up the project to enhance my sewing project like having it on a fabric book cover or a tote bag.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rita Canadas on November 29, 2012
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I like the ideias to make my work better and beautiful. Lovelly projects and easy to make, with alternatives to the original project.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bobbie Brown on November 25, 2012
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This book is great for fast, easy embroidery for those who have little time. You can do one a day with little time. This book has a lot of neat designs.
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