The Wool Embroidery CollectionPrice: $29.99
The Wool Embroidery Collection
by Gail Rogers
Wool embroidery is so satisfying because it grows quickly! As shown here, its soft pastel shades or rich, vibrant hues worked on luxuriant blanketing can also be enhanced with silk or ribbon highlights to bring a touch of sophistication.
The variety of projects will ensure that you will make more than one item from this collection.
Gail Rogers has been inspired to create a number of gorgeous blankets featuring padded bears which grandmothers will find irresistible. There are blankets with gingerbread men and a family of geese as well as one depicting the nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue. Each blanket, with its own theme, lends itself to storytelling with small children.
Beautiful Australian wildflowers are displayed on two other blankets, one cream and the other dark green, suitable for older recipients of your labours of love. The sampler presentation makes these designs very versatile.
Exotic wool embroidery is used to embellish a dressing gown and a vest, each made more gorgeous with the addition of beads and metallic threads.
Traditional crewel embroidery decorates a footstool and a bellpull, but again the designs are easily adaptable to other items. In fact, alternative interpretations or extensions of the theme are suggested at the beginning of each project.
The colourful pages include patterns, diagrams and stitch guides and a followed by a useful stitch glossary for those new to wool embroidery. The layout is clear and helpful information is provided at the back for constructing blankets.
The friendly style of Gail Rogers' writing makes this a most enjoyable book to read - one has the impression she genuinely wants to share her ideas and help you derive as much pleasure from embroidery as she has.
Softcover 176 pages.