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Hip to Stitch: 20 Contemporary Projects Embellished with Thread

Learn the basics of embroidery through 38 easy-to-follow stitch illustrations, 18 intriguing, hand-embroidered projects and two contemporary machine-embroidered projects.
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Needlework is back in vogue because it's fun, easy, and a great way to add personal touches to just about anything. With only a needle, thread, and cloth you can embellish beautiful garments and decor for yourself, and your friends and family. Learn the basics of embroidery through 38 easy-to-follow stitch illustrations, 18 intriguing, hand-embroidered projects - which can easily be tucked into a tote bag or backpack - and two contemporary machine-embroidered projects. Sidebars throughout the book are packed with helpful tips and hints and tricks-of-the-trade such as hiding knots and thread tails, and how to sew a pocket. Individual projects include stitched patterns and motifs to dress up your favorite shirt or jean jacket, covered button hair ties, a day tripper bag, a groovy guitar pick case, a whimsical picnic baby bib, a butterfly picture frame, an heirloom-quality scrapbook, embroidered pillows, and more. Each project is presented with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and can be made as simple or ambitious as you like by experimenting with stitches and the number and placement of motifs. Even more experienced stitchers are sure to find renewed inspiration in this fresh approach to embroidery.

SKU: 05NW2

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781931499606

Number Of Pages: 128

About the Author
Melinda Barta is the editor of Beadwork magazine and the former projects editor of PieceWork magazine. She frequently appears on television demonstrating craft techniques and has been a guest on the DIY Network’s Uncommon Threads and DIY Scrapbooking shows, the Style Network’s Craft Corner Death Match, and the PBS show Beads, Baubles, and Jewels. She is the author of Hip to Stitch and Custom Cool Jewelry (both from Interweave), as well as the teacher in the Bead Fest Video Workshop Custom Collage Charms (Interweave). Melinda has a BFA degree in fiber arts and a minor in apparel design from Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

SKU: 05NW2

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melinda Barta

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781931499606

Number Of Pages: 128