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Little Stitches: 100+ Sweet Embroidery Designs • 12 Projects Paperback – September 16, 2012
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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)
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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.
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!!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful. Clear instructions, cute patterns. Awesome for beginners!Published 8 months ago by Xiu Li
Very pleased with this product.....it is better than I imagined...Great sellerPublished 11 months ago by shirley sookochoff
Disappointed. Many of the designs feature children and other people performing various activities. Not for me.Published 12 months ago by JL4321
I loveAneela's adorable embroidery designs! This is a great book with good instructions and fun projects! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Claudia McCarter
I'm not a beginner embroidered, but I sure wish I'd had this book when I was starting out! Beautiful photography, excellent written instructions, and tons of patterns. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bonnie 52
This little book has become a great companion. I had forgotten some of my earlier skills of hand embroidery since it's all mostly done be sewing machine these days. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marion G. Simon