read my review of it here). It's always fun to hear about the inspirations behind a book - especially when it's of the stitchy variety! At the bottom of the post we also have a giveaway of a copy of the book! But don't just skip the interview to get to that, there will be a quiz! Ok, not really... ;-)
Thank you, Aimee!
Since I first started embroidering, I've come across many different embroidery techniques that captured my interest and I wanted to try them out. I've never seen one book that served as a basic introduction to different types of embroidery beyond basic stitches, so that's what I set out to do with this book.
This book has a lot of different types of embroidery - did you learn something new while working on the book?
I learned a lot! It was my first time experimenting with a lot of the techniques. I basically self-taught myself Cutwork, Stumpwork and Shisha stitches from many different sources and then simplified them to create my own designs and projects for the book. It was so much fun to research and dabble with new ideas and I know these new stitches will continue to find their way into my own projects.
I found myself really enjoying the Crewel projects. They are very time consuming and there are no shortcuts to creating a large Crewel piece. I'm normally a pretty fast paced person so it was nice to slow down and dive deeply into them and take my time to make them right.
Do you have a favourite project in the book? What inspired it?
I particularly like the Crewel Family Tree, the pattern is inspired by traditional Jacobean crewelwork and I stitched it while I was expecting my baby boy. It's hanging on my livingroom wall now. :)
We have one copy of the book to give away.
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The giveaway closes on Tuesday, March 5th at 8pm UK time.
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