Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned embroiderer, Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery gives you techniques to encourage and develop a fresh and creative embroidery style. Discover play points in your embroidery, explore variations in height and width, stacking stitches, or using repetitions of the same stitch to create areas of texture and shape. All these and more will give you creative variations and demonstrations of small tweaks for big effects to send you down your own creative path, all richly illustrated with plenty of eye candy.
Where can you buy my books?
Simple answer in all good bookstores or places like Amazon or Booktopia if you are in Australia. Both my books are published by C&T a large American publishing house that distribute world wide. In other words they are not self published ebooks but a book you can order through a book store or even your local quilting shop.
My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results is out and I’m pretty excited!
Did you know you can use design principles to harmonise your crazy quilt blocks? It’s not complicated, and my book can show you how. By using a few simple design guidelines, you can give your crazy quilt a coherent look and bring order to a complex pattern.
In my book I show you how to take your viewer on a journey with your quilt. It’s not a project book as such, but a guide to how you can use design principles in your own projects, whatever they are.
You don’t have to be a master embroiderer either The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results gives you stitch instructions to get stunning results from a few basic embroidery stitches.
Of course, I cover the basics too – such as how to piece a crazy quilt project, how to use beads, sequins and buttons to add lustre to your work as well as choosing fabrics and textures, and how to bring it all together into a delicious crazy quilt for you and your family to enjoy.
Here’s what a few of my readers have said about my book:
“What a fabulous treat for embroiders and Crazy Quilters! Beautifully photographed with such scrumptious eye candy. Congratulations Sharon!” – Nikki
“Congrats on reaching the best sellers list, Received the book on Monday. Already read it from cover to cover. After looking through the book I can see I have lots more happy and creative stitching to go … thanks to you, your book and the templates.” – Michele
“I got my book in the mail from Amazon today! It is beautiful Sharon. The illustrations are so clear and colorful.” – Maureen
“Just finished reading your book. What a fantastic resource and by far the best book I’ve purchased (and I own a lot of books)! I especially enjoy the section devoted to design as well as the great pictures. It’s already given me a lot of ideas” – Sue
“Just received your new book and I love it! Your book is going to be one of my favorite Crazy Quilting resources in the future!” – Frannie
” I just got your new book here in the UK. It was delivered yesterday and I just wanted to say it is excellent. Great photos and explanations. Thank you!” – Catherine
I’m doing a happy dance knowing that my readers are getting so much enjoyment from my book.
You can buy The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results on Amazon, or order it from good bookstores and craft shops wherever you are in the world. (Affiliate link which means I get a small payment if you buy the book at no extra cost to you)