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Featuring simple stitches like the outline stitch and the French knot, the line art designs of redwork embroidery are often stitched on white muslin fabric with red embroidery floss. For many embroiderers, the appeal of redwork lies in its elegance. Anderson, host of HGTV's Simply Quilts program, here presents 24 designs in a technique she calls "shadow redwork," which adds white-on-white embroidered background lettering to redwork embroidery. The stark red-on-white design is contrasted by the more subtle phrases in the background of the piece. These designs, prepared by Anderson for teaching sessions on a cruise ship it's a tough job, she says, but someone has to do it feature heart and flower motifs appropriate for pillows, small quilts, and wall hangings. Recommended for public libraries where demand warrants.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Alex Anderson is a prize-winning quiltmaker, teacher, and author of seven other books about quilting, all published by C&T. As host of HGTV's premier quilt show "Simply Quilts," Alex is a familiar face to quilters across the United States. Ms. Anderson resides in Livermore, California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571201564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571201560
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alex Anderson's love affair with quiltmaking began in 1978, when she completed her Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt as part of her work toward a degree in art at San Francisco State University. Over the years, her focus has rested on understanding fabric relationships and on an intense appreciation for traditional quilting surface design and star quilts. Alex's mission is to educate, inspire, entertain, and grow today's quilting community. With this mission in mind, she has had the privilege and pleasure of ushering tens of thousands of new people into the world of quilting. For eleven years, she hosted television's premier quilt show, Simply Quilts, and she is currently the co-host and an executive producer of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims (www.thequiltshow.com), an interactive website that features full production videos and is connecting quilters worldwide. When Alex is not traveling, she resides in Northern California with her husband and a new kitty, and daily faces the challenges of feeding various forms of wildlife in her backyard. Visit her website at alexandersonquilts.com.

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What could be more American than Redwork? How about Redwork with inspiration? Alex Anderson has spun a new twist to an all-time favorite needle art, by producing a clever and creative book on this uniquely American craft entitled, "Shadow Redwork". By including a subtle message of inspiration or love in the background using ecru embroidery, Alex has devised an interesting look, which causes the viewer to ponder more deeply our handiwork. For those of us who labor to produce personalized heirlooms for special folks, a few extra oohs and ahs goes a long way! Ms. Anderson's directions are simple to follow, with some handy tips interspersed along the way. Most appreciated are her Stitch Directions including diagrams for both right and left-handed needle crafters. She includes some simple enough designs for those new to Redwork, including her "Nasturtiums Pillow" as well as the "Seasons Banner", along with some more challenging projects for the seasoned Redwork enthusiast. A tip from one of those seasoned Redwork enthusiasts - when tracing the Redwork part of the pattern, try using a red, .05 Micron permanent pen. If your stitches are slightly off the tracing line, you will never notice! Keep up the great work, Alex; we look forward to your next imaginative quilting venture!
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By A Customer on June 11, 2001
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Instructions are clear and well written. Some of the patterns are difficult to read the shadow words because of the letters being hidden behind the flowers.
I disagree with Alex's instructions to embroider the flowers first then trace the letters and embroider them. This requires going over the design twice.
Projects are great and general instructions very good for completing them. The patterns may be adapted to any of the projects in the book.
A basic knowledge of embroidery is helpful.
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By B. Louis on September 25, 2001
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After this book arrived I couldn't wait to get started! The directions are very clear and the samples beautiful.
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Shadow Redwork by Alex Anderson shows a really fun and easy method for doing shadow embroidery. Redwork is very popular now, and if you can do hand embroidery or want to learn how, this technique offers suggestions on adding a new dimension to your embroidery or quilting projects. I've been thinking about reading this book for a long time, but kept putting it off because I thought I would be learning how to do traditional shadow embroidery, with the added sheer layer over embroidery and stitching over this and I did not want the extra time involvement for a simple embroidered block.

Now, I can't believe how easy it really is. Anderson offers several patterns and projects for the redwork, but this technique is very versatile and adaptable to other projects. Included in the book is the alphabet in nice lettering, so I am planning on adding this to my next embroidered quilt block. If you enjoy hand embroidery, this book will offer suggestions to increase your creativity!
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Alex has done it again. The designs in this book are beautiful and can be adapted to many different projects. Instructions are clear and well written, and include left and right handed instruction. Good for beginners and more experienced redworkers as well. I highly recommend this book.
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