Embroidery on Paper: Alphabet and Festive Motifs
Embroidery on Paper: Alphabet and Festive Motifs is a 48 page full color book containing templates for floral designs of each letter of the alphabet. Each letter is in a flowing script style and decorated with a floral sprig. In addition to the 26 letters of the alphabet, Embroidery on Paper: Alphabet and Festive Motifs contains templates for 13 festive card designs and seven borders. The border designs are presented within Christmas themed projects, however most of the borders could adapt to a wide variety of occasions.
In addition to the templates, the authors, Joke and Adriaan de Vette, provide basic information about the embroidery stitches used and useful tips for stitching on paper.
I have enjoyed reading Embroidery on Paper: Alphabet and Festive Motifs. I enjoy adding stitching to paper and I can see how these templates would create great looking additions to cards. Obviously, I read the book as a rubber stamper, so I was imagining how I could add rubber stamps to these designs, however every design has been created as a standalone project.
The main potential drawback of the book is the odd mix of designs. Someone seeking festive designs may find the addition of a floral alphabet at odds with their plans and someone seeking a set of floral alphabet templates may find the festive designs incongruous. That aside, the mix of good quality templates, photographs of completed projects and basic technique information makes Embroidery on Paper: Alphabet and Festive Motifs a good addition to a crafter's bookshelf. A complete stitching novice may require more information to help them get started, however there are plenty of excellent books available.
- Title: - Embroidery on Paper: Alphabet and Festive Motifs
- Authors: - Joke and Adriaan de Vette
- Publisher: - Search Press
- ISBN: - 9781844484614
- Publication - 10 September 2009