Add personalized pops of color to every room with embroidery projects that infuse the everyday with exuberance. From pillow covers that play with unexpected patterns and fabrics to jewel-bright napkins and tablecloths to give your kitchen a more joyful feel, the projects that designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas has put together here pair fabric and thread in surprising and beautiful ways. With illustrations of every stitch, this is the perfect guide for would-be and experienced stitchers alike.
“Both homey and hip, Kristin Nicholas’s embroidery projects will have you itchin’ to get stitchin’. Her friendly, clear directions for cross-stitch to French knot and everything in between will help get you going, and her encouraging tone will inspire you to take your needle in new directions—your own.”—Debbie Stoller, author of Stitch ’n Bitch
“Kristin Nicholas has taken all of her exuberance for needlework and packed it into a colorful, informative, and fun book that gives a beginner like me the inspiration and instruction to start stitching up a storm.”—Carol Sheehan, former editor-in-chief of Country Home
Going Dotty Tea Cozy + Oat Scones
Tea cozies have taken their share of knocks, but as far as I am concerned, it’s time for a revival of this completely useful
object, which can also add a bright spot to any kitchen scene. A tea cozy—along with a beautiful teapot and a tea tin full of your favorite brew—makes a great wedding present. Although your friends may not have discovered the luxury of a winter afternoon tea party, they’ll be eager to try it out.
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