April 2, 2007

Featured Book: Colorful Stitchery

We love creating for our homes and there is nothing better than surrounding ourselves with objects that we have filled with our creativity, hard work, and love. These objects provide a sense of warmth and satisfaction that a store bought item just can't offer. Colorful Stitchery by Kristin Nicholas, brings that warmth and provides the inspiration to personalize your home.

Not only does this book have sixty-five wonderful projects, it is also fun to sit down and read. There are so many tips from choosing fabric to dyeing your own. Like any good embroidery book this one supplies illustrations and directions for a variety of embroidery stitches.

If you love to make pillows or have been searching for some fresh ideas this book is filled with them. These photographs show some of the beautiful pillows for which Kristin has given easy to understand directions and patterns.

Other ideas include ways to make your kitchen cozy, how to craft embroidered cards, and even how to make pompoms.

Kristin Nicholas writes in the book, "Stitching is a life in its own. It will hold you together when you are falling apart. It will enable you to solve problems as you skillfully move a needle through fabric or loop yarn into stitches. I can't live without stitching."

You can see everything that Kristin has to offer at her website KristinNicholas.com

You can also stitch with others that are making projects inspired by Kristin's book at the Colorful Stitchery Stitchalong.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this book! It's just wonderful - great hints and tips and such inspirational projects. I've also joined her group (though haven't posted anything yet...oops!). A fun book!