Quilting – Just a Little Bit Crazy: A Review

Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell have worked together to bring out a book on crazy quilting that has a slightly different take on the topic. Quilting – Just a Little Bit Crazy: A Marriage of Traditional & Crazy Quilting and that is what it is!  Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell …

Stitching Idyllic Spring Flowers by Ann Bernard a review

Stitching Idyllic is an 80 page ebook directed towards new hands to embroidery but experienced stitchers will find good information in it too. Basically you imagine a beautiful garden and with the assistance of Ann Bernard then you set about making it come to life. As the aim is to …

A book Review of Temari Techniques by Barbara B.Suess

I have been spending my late afternoons with a beautiful new book by Barbara B.Suess titled Temari Techniques: A visual Guide to Making Japanese Embroidered Thread Balls. The subtitle is the key here as the “visual guide” actually speaks volumes. For those of us who place an emphasis on the …

A book review of Portuguese Whitework by Yvette Stanton

I spent a very indulgent weekend drooling over the pages of Yvette Stanton’s new book, Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães. I am sure hand embroidery enthusiasts will love this beautiful whitework technique. I have always been attracted to the the mix of drawn thread embroidery and surface embroidery but this book …

Free Embroidery Stitch Book online

Embroidery Stitches by M.E. Wilkinson is available online free at the Internet Archive. I selected to download it as PDF file but you can view this book via a number of options. It is 216 pages of embroidery stitches illustrated by drawings. Published in 1912 as with any book of …

Free ebook that of vintage patterns

Over on Redheart.com there is a new free ebook available. We’ve Got You Covered: 25 Crochet and Knit Throws contains 25 vintage patterns for afghans and throws. I am not sure about your part of the world but I know here people are once again making and enjoying snuggling up …

Book review: Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting

To my delight a copy of Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting just before I left so I was able to read this book, and write this on the plane! Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting is subtitled Modern Piecing & Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching. The noticeable key word is modern, as right from when you …