Weekend Makes: Hoop Embroidery 25 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

Weekend Makes: Hoop Embroidery
25 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

Using a simple embroidery hoop as a frame is a big trend amongst stitchers, and it makes finishing quick and easy. Weekend Makes: Hoop Embroidery features 25 beautifully stitched embroideries that are mounted and hung in an embroidery hoop. Inexpensive and quick to make, these small pieces are perfect for using up remnants of fabric and embroidery thread felt, buttons and beads-not to mention hoop embroidery is a fun, portable project that can easily be completed in a weekend.

The essential tools and techniques section means that those new to embroidery will be able to pick up a much-loved craft and create beautiful and simple pieces. Author Rosemary Drysdale takes you through the process of buying the materials you need, marking and mounting your fabric, and then step-by-step through the basic stitches used. Clear templates and stitch diagrams make it easy to recreate the designs. Projects range from whimsical florals, plants and cacti, to cute icons, like a flower-decked pushbike. Bright and modern these are projects you can make for yourself, for your home or to give as a gift. This book will appeal to the modern maker, whether new to embroidery or experienced enough to tackle a new project that can be completed in no time at all.

About the author:
Rosemary Drysdale grew up in the north of England, always around knitting, sewing or needlework of some kind. She studied textile design at Durham University and graduated with a distinction in embroidery. She became the head designer and spokesperson for one of the most respected embroidery fabric companies in Europe. Rosemary is recognized as a global expert on blackwork embroidery, as well as a teacher of many other advanced stitching techniques. She travelled the world teaching and has published numerous books and patterns and lives in East Hampton, New York with her family.

In my opinion:
Weekend Makes Hoop Embroidery was a beautifully well written book which included 25 easy projects to make. I read the Introduction which gave me the author's perspective on embroidery. I loved Rosemary's love of embroidery and perhaps we may also "get hooked" like she did all those years ago. I loved that she started with an easy pattern called, "Black and white." There were about eight easy patterns. Another favorite pattern was the "Cosy Jumper." That was a super cute pattern. She also included all of the templates and embroidery basics and stitches. I felt that everything I needed to know about embroidery was included in this book. It was well organized. Overall, it made me want to pick up embroidery and run with it. I also would love to check out Weekend Makes Stash Knitting by Emma Osmond.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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