Book Review

We were thrilled when we learnt that Nancy Nicholson was bringing out a new book called “Modern Folk Embroidery” published by David and Charles, and are quite privileged to see a preview of it.


What a wonderful book it is, jammed packed with 30 inspirational projects including pin cushions, samplers pictures, cushions and a lovely folk doll that any child would love to own.


It contains instructions of all the tools and materials needed to complete these wonderful projects. A very easy to understand Stitch Library of all the stitches needed to complete the projects.img_2389


What I like about the stitch library is that the stitches are all contained within each stitch family e.g. Button Hole Stitch Family. Each family of stitches shows drawings of stitches in that particular family along with beautiful photos of examples from the book where the stitches are used.


All the projects in the book have full step by step instructions plus further suggestions that could be made by using other stitches in the book.


What I also like is that the book also contains all the templates needed to complete each project at the end of the book.

Overall it is a wonderful book of 130 pages that every needlewoman would love to have amongst her craft books and they will find many projects that they would love to make. It would make a wonderful present for yourself or a wonderful Christmas present for friends.

Available in the UK from November 16th and the US from November 24th it can be pre-ordered from Amazon or other book sellers and needlework stores.

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