Indulge in the sentimental pleasures of stitcheries with wistful vintage artistry. Inspired by nature and stitched with the gentle romance of days gone by, noted artist Kathy Schmitz creates designs that use simple embroidery to create thoughtful keepsakes.
- Select from a variety of elegant embroidery projects, including a pillow, pincushion, wall decoration, tote bag, and more
- Find success with each design--clear illustrations demonstrate how to master every featured embroidery stitch
- Revel in Kathy Schmitz's original artwork, gracefully presented throughout the book
Expert quilter Kathy Schmitz (founder of the pattern company Kathy Schmitz Studio) presents Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature, a medley of embroidery projects inspired by [the] charm and wonder of nature. Filled with full-color photography, traceable embroidery patterns based on Schmitz's hand-drawn artwork, reader-friendly step-by-step instructions, and supplemented with a helpful diagram of embroidery stitches, Stitches from the Garden is a treasure trove of inspiration for needlecrafters! Highly recommended.
Review from Midwest Book Review, The Bookwatch, September 2016
Stitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature is a fine collection of hand embroidered works that uses easy embroidery [and] basic techniques to create keepsake pieces from tote bags and pincushions to notions keepers and more. The look says 'vintage' but the techniques incorporate embroidery designs and approaches designed to streamline results and produce the best professional-looking results. Any who want to blend nature and garden images with useful gifts and projects that support sewing materials will find this an excellent collection.
Review from Sinta Borland, Pink Pincushion Blog, September 15, 2016
I have been pouring over this beautiful book! There are lots of sweet little projects in the book, lots of inspiration, and as a surprise (to me) the embroidery projects are simple enough for someone like me who is a beginner, and I love the color that Kathy has added to her projects in the book too. Kathy's sweet artwork is so nicely presented. There is a nice variety of projects in Stitches from the Garden. The illustrations in this book are beautifully done and the stitching directions are very clear. I think I will only have trouble deciding which projects to work on first! But for right now, I love looking at this book on my coffee table.
Kathy Schmitz made her first quilt at age 13 on her grandmother's treadle sewing machine. She grew up drawing, painting, and sewing, and went on to become a graphic designer. In 2002 she founded Kathy Schmitz Studio, and her illustrations were a huge success. Kathy has designed fabric for Moda since 2002 and has had her own pattern company since 2007. See the latest at KathySchmitz.com.Visit Kathy's website
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