Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Book Review 500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery

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500 Simply Charming Stitches for Embroidery has something for everyone, with simple but lovely embroidery motifs presented in clear photographs and illustrations. Readers can add a charming textured touch to their wardrobe with this beautiful compendium of classic designs. There's plenty of inspiration here for embellishing any fabric project with enchanting stitchery. This is the perfect book for beginners - even a novice can pick it up and just start stitching! Easy-to-sew ideas for decorative embroidery are arranged by category, from home, holidays and food, to animals, monograms and borders. Essential embroidery techniques are clearly illustrated and explained, along with 15 basic stitches from the backstitch to French knots. An inspiring colour photo gallery shows some of the many ways to use these designs to add hand-stitched flair to hats, slippers, scarves, purses, coasters, baby blankets and more.

Publisher: Design Originals (7 Mar 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574215094
ISBN-13: 978-1574215090

About the Author
E & G Creates is a Japanese publisher specialising in high-end craft books, with a focus on knitting, crochet and needle craft. Website:



How to Use This Book
Stitch Examples
15 Basic Stitches
Cross Stitch Diagrams

Part 1
Home and Hobby

Part 2
Nature's Living Things
Little Flowers
Little Creatures
Leaves and Nuts

Part 3
Special Occasions
Hello Baby
Happy Birthday
Happy Wedding
Merry Christmas

Part 4
Tasty Things to Eat
Cafe Sweets

Part 5
Letters and Number
Print Alphabet
Decorative Numbers
Cursive Alphabet
Floral Letters

Part 6
Borders and Lines

Thread Colour Conversion Chart


This book is full of charming, sweet and delicate, ideas for embroidery work. I really like this book.  The instructions are easy and clear and I love the hand drawn images in the book.
This book is perfect for beginners as well as the more experienced.  

500 Simply Charming Designs for Embroidery is available from Amazon

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