Sunday, May 16, 2021

Thread Folk Book Review

First off, I do realize that this book has been out for two years. It may be a bit unconventional to review it this late in the game. When it comes to crafting, I like to make my own rules. You can still buy this book new here. This book is packed with great information for a beginner or someone that is rusty and hasn't done this craft for years. One of the things that I love about this book is the illustrations of the stitches and the instructions that go along with them. It walks you through each stitch. There is a lot of information packed in the front of this book from all the tools you need and how to use them, to finishing your projects. 

The cover is really nice. This would be a great coffee table book. I don't know about you but I love having crafting books at my fingertips and pouring through them again from time to time. I find it very inspiring. There are a log of great patterns in the book. And the photography is just beautiful. The only thing I really didn't care for was the embroidered patches. I don't think this is something I will ever make. It is an interesting technique that I would have loved when I was a child. I think it just appeals to a younger audience. So on that note I would recommend this book as a gift idea for the young embroiderer in your life who is just learning or wants to learn. When it comes to the patterns, they are all printed in the back of the book on perforated pages that you can tear out. There is also an envelope in the back cover that will fit any pattern you tore out. This is a nice feature. I did tear out a couple patterns and traced with pencil onto fabric for my project. If you want to trace with pencil, it is going to take some patience. The patterns are pretty intricate and you really need a mechanical pencil to make thin enough lines. The project I tried was "Gardener Girl" I started with the black outline for the girl. Then I began working on the flower and decided that my thread was too bulky so I took that out and am starting again. Here is a picture of it still in progress.

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