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Colourful and contemporary embroidery for the modern stitcher.
There’s something magical about embroidery some thread, some stitches, some time, and suddenly a plain piece of material is transformed into a picture, a pattern, or a piece of geometric art. Embroidery today is moving away from the traditional to the modern, with motifs including everything from cacti to crystals, simple white stitching on coloured cloth, decorative stitches on denim, and mandala patterns as wall art. Laura Strutt has designed 35 modern makes taking you from the simplest of stitches to more sophisticated techniques. Each make has full step-by-step instructions and there are coloured charts where needed for you to recreate the look exactly but of course you can always choose your own colours if you prefer. With tips on everything from finishing pieces to colour theory, and a techniques section covering all the stitches you will need to know, you can hand-embroider any of these projects with confidence.
Laura Strutt is a passionate designer and enjoys knitting and crochet, as well as dressmaking, quilting and hand-lettering. She is a former Editor of Craft Business magazine. She launched Sew magazine in 2009 and remained Editor until 2012. Laura is the author of several books including Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps, 35 Knitted Baby Blankets and Modern Granny Square Crochet. Discover more about Laura at www.madepeachy.com. Laura lives in Colchester.
By Laura Strutt