I do hand embroidery in the evenings when I am sitting in my easy chair catching the news or my favorite TV show. I have a basket beside my chair with my latest project in it. I also keep a plastic container with all my embroidery threads and my embroidery scissors handy on the end table. It only takes a few minutes time to sew a cute little design when you are set and ready!
|Samples by Aimee Ray from her blog|
The reason I like Aimee's book is that it is simple! It shows you how to start, using your own doodling designs. She has a neat stitch library and shows you the stitches in the plainest way that I have ever seen! Some books can make their stitch descriptions and illustrations soooooo confusing, but not this book! She explains the split stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch and many more! If you just knew these few, you would be well on your way to pretty embroidery!
Another reason I like and recommend this book is that it is contemporary and not stuffy! It allows for current design--your design! If you are a doodler or like to design, you will love taking your images to the next level of creativity!
|my own work available in my Etsy shop|
Doodle-Stitching was published in 2007 by Lark Crafts, An imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. of New York. I am sure you could obtain a copy on Amazon or another online site.