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Some Embroidery Books that Look Like Fun!

 

Kristin Nicholas is an embroidery designer who apparently lives on a farm (check out Getting Stitched on the Farm), and who has written and illustrated a number of stitchery books, among them a few on embroidery.

Kristin posted a comment last night on my request for ideas for children’s embroidery, and directed me to check out Kristin Nicholas Books, where, sure enough, she has a book called Kids Embroidery! I’m happy to see this – I’ve only found two books directed solely to children’s embroidery (as in, embroidery done by children, not done for children), and both of them left me a little disappointed. So I’m looking forward to checking out her book!

Another book by Kristin that caught my eye is Colorful Stitchery. This looks like a fun book for great projects! I’ve never actually recommended books that I haven’t read, so I took a squiz around the web to see what others had to say about the book. Amy reviewed the book on Flikr Embroidery Blog, giving it high praise for being a lot of fun. The cover alone made me want the book right off – it seems as if it would be a good resource for people who want to do household projects with a little pizzazz.

You’ll also find plenty of knitting books available – including one on teaching children!

They all look like fantastic books, and a couple of them are now on my “next book binge” list.

If anyone else has any of the books above and wants to let others know about them, feel free to leave a comment!

 
 

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