Did you know that February is National Embroidery Month? I had just picked these books up from the library last week – before I saw that it was embroidery month. Maybe there was a subliminal message floating around because I know a lot of us are picking up needles and floss these days. Here are the three books in my library stack:
Embroidery Workshops by Rebecca Ringquist. The subtitle for this one is A Bend The Rules Primer and it is written by the designer of the Drop Cloth Samplers (I have one of those samplers in my closet). I think I have borrowed this book at least five times and while I am reading it this month, I will consider if it is one that I need to add to my own library.
Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith. I have checked this one out about four times now. When it first came out I did some of the practices and ended up using it as inspiration for a small wall hanging. This is a good one to get you stitching without following a pattern or design. She has a lovely website and I see that she has a new book out too.
The Hand Stitched Surface by Lynn Krawczk. This book has a bit of technique and then some fun projects for fabric and paper. There is even a project to make a needle book for those of you without pin cushions. I am definitely going to make some stitched greeting cards. A great way to use my stash of blank cards and envelopes too.
Linking up with Carole for a Three Things on Thursday post today, especially because all of my books are courtesy of my amazing library – I know that will make her happy.