Embroider your life Techniques + motifs + inspiration : simple techniques & 150 stylish motifs to embellish your world

Nathalie Mornu

Book - 2017

"Are you ready to embroider your world? With 150 motifs designed by 20 of today's most popular embroidery artists selected from Instagram and Etsy, learn the simplest embroidery stitches and techniques, and see the creative ways the motifs can be used to personalize your head-to-toe wearables, accessories, and items for your home. Explore color, stitch variations, fabric grounds, thread types, scale, fills, and more with Embroider Your Life. With stitch motifs that are contemporary and modern, with a graphic aesthetic--not retro, kitschy, sentimental, or old-fashioned, the book is accessible to the total beginner plus contains ideas to keep more advanced stitchers interested." -- provided by publisher.

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Indianapolis, Indiana : DK Publishing 2017.
Main Author
Nathalie Mornu (author)
First American edition
Item Description
Includes a list of contributors (pages [126-127]).
Physical Description
124 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Materials, tools & techniques
  • Communication
  • Technique stitch on paper
  • Natural world
  • Designed world
  • Technique stitch a house
  • Patterns
  • Technique Sashiko.
Review by Library Journal Review

Mornu (Quilt It with Wool) jumps on the hand embroidery bandwagon with this collection of embroidery ideas and ready-to-use motifs. The introductory chapter covers the basics-transferring designs, choosing fibers, standard stitches, and finishing techniques-followed by thematic collections of motifs. Each of the motif pages includes a small selection of traceable motifs, as well as a variety of ideas for use, including the usual (embellishing ready-made clothes, hoop art) and the less common (stitching on paper, embroidered buttons and jewelry). Mornu cleverly balances them between contemporary hipster and traditional style, and the suggested projects may help stitchers devise unique ideas for using embroidery as an embellishment. VERDICT Embroidery is on the upswing among crafters, and Mornu's nicely organized collection is full of helpful tutorials and clever ideas. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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