Cat lady embroidery 380 ways to stitch a cat

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Minneapolis, MN : Creative Publishing International 2018.
Item Description
Translated from the Japanese.
"Originally published in Japanese language by applemints" -- Half title page verso.
Physical Description
119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Review by PW Annex Reviews

This delectable guide, imported from Japan, features an impressive variety of cat motifs for embroiderers of all levels and one of the best embroidery stitch guides available. The first half of the book catalogs hundreds of designs in styles that include realistic cats, cartoon cats, cats curled in letters for monogramming, and more. Some motifs, such as Pampered Pussycats, a series of 17 simple line-plotted cats designed by Kayoko Terasawa, are better suited for beginners, while others, such as Tomoko Watabe's intricate scenes of a cat and bird playing together, are more advanced. There's a brief section on tools and materials, followed by tips for transferring designs, preparing the floss, threading the needle, and knotting thread. Also helpful are pictures of fronts and backs, templates, and a thread conversion chart. The array of designs and the clear illustrations make this an irresistibly cute embroidery book for all skill sets. (July) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly Annex.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Offering more than 300 embroidery stitch patterns for feline fanatics, this purrfect guide for embroidery beginners or those looking for fun and simple patterns provides original designs and clear instructions. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Fat, striped, sweet, or grumpy, this book offers 380 embroidery stitch patterns for cat lovers. Each of the 15 themed pattern sets offers a variety of designs that range from simple to complex and includes photos of the finished patterns, a stitch guide, and full-size templates. From kitty corners and borders to classic felines and festive holiday cats, Cat Lady Embroidery has a cat to embroider for every occasion. With an overview of tools and materials, instructions on getting started, a thread conversion chart, and a step-by-step review of the 15 basic embroidery stitches used, this book is perfect for embroiderers of all skill levels.  Created by a group of amazingly talented artists, this collection contains a variety of different embroidery styles, so there are folk art–inspired cats, cartoon-style cats, trendy cat-themed patches, and realistic pet portrait-style motifs. There’s even a project inspiration gallery showcasing wonderful ways to use these motifs—maybe you’ll be inspired to embroider a cat peeking out from a shirt pocket or smiling up at you from a pair of slippers. Inspire your inner cat lady with these and more original designs:Breed-specific feline facesStretching, sleeping, hiding, eating, and playing catsMummy, vampire, and witch cats for HalloweenSanta, reindeer, and angel cats for ChristmasSailor, baker, musician, and other dressed-up catsCat alphabets in three different stylesCats with plants and flowersFun designs and clear instructions make this book a must have for any cat-loving embroidery enthusiast's library.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Cat Lady Embroidery offers 380 embroidery patterns in a variety of styles featuring all types of cats doing all kinds of adorable things.