Thread Doodling: Over 20 Modern Designs for Stitching in the Moment
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Over 20 different contemporary embroideries to transfer and stitch, plus 11 extra transfer designs to get your creative juices flowing!
In Carina’s latest book, discover how to ‘doodle’ embroider and create over 20 different designs full of colour and personality
Kickstart your journey to original, personal doodle work with a variety of designs, ranging from formal patterns – such as geometrics, mandalas, labyrinths and knots gardens – to more experimental, free-form shapes that will encourage you to explore your skills and creativity. Then, be taken step by step through Carina’s ‘Garden’ sampler, so you can see how to forge a unique embroidery yourself with no design to follow.
The 22 designs can fit either in a 3- or 6-inch hoop, which are easy to source instore or online. Each of Carina’s designs will include photographs of the finished embroidery, a thread key, a stitch diagram and suggestions of how to work the design. In addition, Carina will give advice on how to rework her embroidery, to encourage your own creativity. At the back of the book, a corresponding transfer can be found so that you can easily draw the design outline onto your own fabric.
Essential materials and easy-to-follow techniques chapters can be found at the beginning of the book, along with step-by-step stitch diagrams for the 15 embroidery stitches used to make all the designs in the book – providing you with a fuss-free, colourful crash-course.
Finally, there are 11 extra transfers at the back of the book, offering variations and ideas for you to dive into and work up your own unique stitcheries!
|Dimensions||216 × 280 mm|
Carina Envoldsen-Harris is a Danish designer, blogger and author living in the UK. She has a background in multimedia design as well as in art history and Italian language. Under the name Polka & Bloom, Carina has been designing and selling embroidery patterns since 2009. The patterns combine her life-long passion for art, design, history and nature, often including floral motifs and bright colours, and which she sells successfully via her online store, along with hand-embellished items of clothing and accessories
Carina is the author of Romantic Motifs (2016) and Mandalas to Embroider (2017), both published by Search Press. Carina lives in Essex, UK. For more information about Carina visit her website http://www.carinascraftblog.com.
Paperback / softback