In a world of consistantly declining sequels and deteriorating variations on a theme, Country Bumpkin maintains their first class standards with their latest offering A-Z of Heirloom Sewing. We bought our first copies on reputation alone and are not disappointed. Neither are our customers, those copies sold out within a week and our latest shipment is rapidly heading out the door. The reason every good Needlecraft shop and every stitchers library should hold these books is simple. They have the best explained and illustrated product on the market. An absolute beginner can pick these up and create something lovely. A more experienced stitcher can hone their skills.
A-Z of Heirloom Sewing contains all those skills and techniques Grandma tried to teach you, and you promptly forgot. The breathtakingly beautiful finishes of yesteryear are brought to life and shown simply and clearly with descriptions and photographs that boulster the confidence of any stitcher tackling a simple dress with an embellished collar or a new family heirloom that will be photographed from every angle and handed down for generations to come. While most of the illustrations appear for children’s and babies clothes, many of the techniques can be used for more delicate garments such as a traditional nightgown or a wedding dress. In a world that has focussed on mass production, Country Bumpkin’s A-Z series has been at the forefront of preserving the knowledge bank of traditional needlework techniques and shown us some nifty tricks and shortcuts to creating a traditional look with modern materials. Available in store and online now RRP $34.95.
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- Black Parrot Art Room
- CustomFit by Amy Herzog Designs
- Debi Birkin Designs
- Jane Nicholas
- Liverpool Picture Framing
- Mimosa Embroidery
- Regal Craft Cards
- The Stitchery
- Thread Colour Converter