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Book Review - Stitch with Love by Mandy Shaw

By October 9, 2011

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Stitchers with a love of red-on-white embroidery will love this new book by UK-based designer, Mandy Shaw.

In Stitch with Love, the author uses just 11 basic embroidery stitches to create a variety of charming projects for the sewing room, baby's nursery, and kitchen, or to embroider gifts for the avid gardener or the world traveller.

You'll love the way she shows how to use her charming patterns and motifs in a variety of ways, stitching them in embroidery floss on rustic embroidery fabrics.

You really can't judge this book by its unexciting cover - the projects within its pages are anything but ho-hum!


October 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm
(1) cathartes says:

You mentioned the cover not adequately reflecting the beauty of patterns inside the book. That’s always puzzled me – how do they decide what to put on the cover? I admit my shallowness: if I glance at a book cover and it doesn’t capture my attention, I won’t look any further. But I also recognize that everyone has different tastes in needlework so one design may appeal to some but not others. Thanks for giving us a written peek into this book.

October 10, 2011 at 9:41 am
(2) embroidery says:

Often the cover image is chosen based solely on layout. The text needs to fit somewhere…

I’ve seen 2 books where the publisher chose cover art that wasn’t even something featured in the book!

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