How to Embroider Almost Everything

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Dec 2019

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A good, fun book to encourage anyone to try embroidery. While traditional embroidery seems very old fashioned and you are left with a picture you don't know what to do with, the designs in this book can be added to clothes, scarves, baby clothes etc. The book has lots of different designs on different topics and instructions on basic stitches. Anyone wanting to start a new craft can have a go and get fast results.
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I love this book.  I sew a lot and like to embellish some of my work. These motifs are easy to learn to embroider and it is satisfying to complete. I use these on quilts, bags, etc. 
many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Great started book to learn how to embroider. The patterns are perfect for t-shirts, bag, hats, bibs...the list goes on! Simple stitches and easy to follow instructions. The book is also perfectly sectioned so you can always find what you're looking for again.
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This guide was super helpful, and I really enjoyed it. As a total novice, I found the information in here really good, and I was able to follow along with no trouble at all. All round great book, which has definitely helped me with my embroidery skills!
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How to Embroider Almost Everything is a great book for beginners and embroiderers alike. It has great descriptions at the beginning of the book for all of the stitches you will need for the patterns in the remainder of the book. The patterns are adorable! This is book has definitely elevated my embroidery and has given me many ideas for new pieces. Highly recommend.
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This book showed the basic stitches for embroidering and how to get started. It also had a loads of really cute ideas to begin with plenty of templates to follow.

Each double page has a colour photograph of the finished stitching alongside the design with the DMC colours used, but doesn't state which stitch should be used - that you need to decipher that from the picture.  

There are the following motifs to create:
- Plants
- Animals
- People 
- Out and About
- Around the House
- At Play
- Celebrate
- Weather and Skies
- Letters and More

I thought the motifs on the front cover look like a child has done them, whereas the designs inside are much more artistic.

I received this book from Netgalley in return for a honest review.
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Disclaimer:  I was provided with a digital copy of this book by NetGallery, in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I loved this book with fun sketches to embroider.  My absolute favorites were the flowers, paisleys, drinks, and the borders.  Be warned:  this is not glamorous embroidery.  It is simple sketches....but oh so fun.

I will definitely be buying myself a copy of this gem.  I have never seriously tackled embroidery, but this might propel me to do just that.
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***Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

An easy to follow guide to embroidery. I liked the way the book was set up and will definitely be practicing my stitches.
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This is an easy to read and easy to understand primer for beginners. II explains briefly what are the best material and threads. The advice how to deal with difficult fabric is useful. What I liked most is how simple stitches can result in  very creative patterns. The big selection of patterns in various categories are great for later uses. This book is a keeper.
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Easy to follow instructions and adorable patterns. I love how you can mix and match elements to create your own original designs too. This would be the perfect book for someone just getting into embroidery; great for kids also.
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Cute book. The format of this book was so hard to download though. I do love the easy to follow patterns though. Embroidery is a lost art.
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How to Embroider Almost Everything is the perfect embroidery resource for the craft bookshelf. 
Being a keen embroiderer, i especially liked 'the getting started' section, which includes working with all types of fabrics and the basic stitches, as well as starting and ending your stitching...perfect for a beginner.
The stitch patterns themselves are divided into nine themes which include among others, animals, plants, and celebrate. Letters & more have great patterns for stitching initials on bags, etc. The patterns range from simple & straightforward to more intricate, so a good all rounder for people just mastering their stitches, to the more experienced. Nice colour pictures of each design too.
Thanks to #HowtoEmbroiderAlmostEverything #NetGalley for my review
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Now I truly understands the basic embroidery and I can start on a project! I've been wanting to work on one but I didn't have spare time to go learn so this book is definitely a blessing for me! A great referral with easy to understand guide.
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I am fairly new to embroidering and I just loved this book! Not only does it give excellent and easy-to-understand practical information about getting started in embroidery and techniques, but it comes with adorable cute patterns.  The patterns tend to be more on the young and whimsical side (the front cover is an excellent indication of the patterns inside.  So, you won't find intricate flowers or other similar patterns.  This is more simple and contemporary cute. For that reason this could be a great gift for a 6+ year old who is just starting, although I can see a lot of fun projects I would do as an adult as well!

I was given an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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This was a really good resource to have. I've recently began cross-stitching and didn't realise how vast the embroidery world is. This was simple and had a lot of cute patterns. Really useful
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Wendy both explains and provides clear images of 'how to embroider almost everything' - exactly as the book title says.   Her text is very easy to follow, and the templates provided in the book have clear pictures of the finished item to compare to.  This is often missed in books and so you end up muddling through.  With this book however even the most inexperienced sewer would be able to embroider a motif on something.  An excellent book, a resource which can be refereed to time and time again.
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Decine di spunti, idee e schemi per arricchire con fili colorati pressoché qualsiasi cosa: è questo che promette il titolo, e che mantiene con una teoria di coloratissime creazioni, di gradi di difficoltà differenti ma mai impraticabili, da sperimentare ovunque ci sia del tessuto.
Un libricino prezioso per chi ama tenere le mani impegnate creando oggetti graziosi e utili.
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Adorable ideas. This book is chock-a-block full of inspiration.  There are instructions at the beginning on basic embroidery.  There are group photos of all the embroideries as well as templates to copy or transfer.  I wish there would have been more instruction for each embroidery.  

I would like to thank the publisher, author and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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How to Embroider Almost Everything by Wendi Gratz contains over 500 modern motifs with the aim of the book being to allow you to ‘learn to draw with thread’.

In the introductory section, Gratz provides a succinct set of instructions to ensure that you’re ready to dive into your project. These 19 pages contain everything from selecting your fabric, thread and needles to finishing your piece.

I particularly liked the emphasis on the reader actively making choices; embroidery shouldn’t be difficult or expensive to try out. Gratz is enthusiastic and supporting, offering trouble shooting tips on trickier stitches which I’m sure will save a lot of users from becoming frustrated.

Following this, we’re then led into the motifs. They’re divided into nine different categories which you can explore based on your interests – my favourite spreads include the one on space and the one on dinosaurs.

I’m not sure a review of an embroidery book would be complete without trying out one of the patterns, so I opted to stitch a little dinosaur!

I’m very happy with how he came out. The pattern was very easy to follow and having a two pages spread with the pattern on one side and an example on the next makes it even simpler!

Whilst this book is primarily targeted at children who are new to embroidery, it’s a fun piece for those looking to try out a more whimsical style or branch out of other forms of stitching.
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Great instruction on stitches and awesome examples of things to embroider.   It was helpful to see the instructions for the item along with the embroidered item.
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