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Very solid craft book!,
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This review is from: Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners (Paperback)I am very pleased with this book! I have been doing embroidery since I was a kid, so at first, I skipped over the techniques part and read the rest of the book. When I went back to read that section, however, I was surprised to see that the stitches and techniques were explained in a simple, nonthreatening way that would be great to show someone who's interested in learning, so I will keep this in mind as a potential crafty gift.
I think that the style of the patterns offered is very cute, which is why I ordered it, also because I couldn't find many good books about freestyle embroidery, which I love to do. I like that she encourages people to be brave and experiment with their own designs. While I don't think I'd make everything in this book, I've never had a craft book where I've wanted to make everything. I think there is a nice selection of projects, and most of them are small enough to make as quick, heartfelt gifts.