5 days, New Book

7 Apr

Five days left of formal instruction this school year. Hard to believe it has gone by already. So many assignments are crash landing on top of each other, I like the feeling of keeping busy.

As a bonus to summer I picked up a book I have been looking at for a while. It’s so lovely I can’t wait to get started on some of these projects. What I’m going to do with finished items I’m not sure but that is something to worry about after the fact.

The book is called Scandinavian Needlecraft: 35 Step-By-Step Projects to Create the Scandinavian Home and it is written by Clare Youngs. The sum up on Amazon is as follows:

Expert crafter and lover of Scandinavian design Clare Youngs presents a stunning collection of home wares, gifts, accessories, bags, clothes and more to stitch. Fans of the clean, elegant lines of traditional Scandinavian style are sure to be inspired by the 35 sewing projects in this book. Incorporating the finest elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions, inspiration is taken from a range of backgrounds including classic folk art and local needlework, as well as more contemporary sources. These delightful designs, each with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, will have you itching to get stitching. Working with a wide variety of fabrics, there are adorable fleece and felt baby booties finished with French knots to make, or use classic gingham or stripes to put together an apron, coat hanger cover and laundry bag. Also included in this title are ideas for projects using recycled materials, plus ways to use up the scraps in your sewing box. A range of techniques are explored as well, including applique for a cushion cover, cross-stitched bed linen, patchwork for a quilt, embroidery on Christmas decorations and more. Simplicity is always at the heart of Clare’s designs, and the clear instructions and step-by-step artworks mean anyone can have a go, and will be surprised how quickly beautiful pieces can be made. There’s also a how-to section that explains any stitch, knot and join you might need.

Love love love! I’m so excited for the samplers and tote bags it’s not even funny. It will go well with the Christmas ornaments I got at IKEA last year, discount price of course.


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