The definitive guide to wool applique and embroidery!
Welcome to beloved designer Lisa Bongean's private classroom! Toss the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa's decades of experience how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool applique, embroidery, and more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa's hands working her magic, this book will help you master each technique down to the tiniest detail.
Start with Lisa's fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliques? It's all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you'll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before.
You can't be around designer Lisa Bongean for long without picking up her infectious enthusiasm for stitching, both by hand and by machine. But if pressed, she'll probably tell you her heart is with wool stitchery. The combination of richly textured wools, delightfully colorful threads, and the endless array of shapes that you can cut--she's a fan of it all! If practice, practice, practice is the key to getting it right, it's clear that's why Lisa Bongean's a leader in the wool stitchery world. Her workmanship is impeccable because she never stops making more.
The owner of Primitive Gatherings (PrimitiveGatherings.us), Lisa has shops in both Menasha, Wisconsin, and Murrieta, California, that specialize in hand-dyed wools, quilting cottons, and kits.
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