23 May 2010


Oh, this is a delicious book (thanks, Deborah!). Effie Mitrofanis is well-known as an embroiderer extraordinaire and, in Threadwork: silks, stitches, beads and cords she shows us some of her tricks.

The colours are gorgeous, and the photography shows the sample pieces at their best. Even though I am in a cotton phase at present and not working with silks, I am sorely tempted! As a non-embroiderer, I appreciate most the stitch glossary where all the stitches are explained so clearly.

Already I have some more ideas for working with running stitches. I've just completed a small quilt featuring running stitches (sorry, can't show it yet because it's for a swap) and am itching to make more.

Now, where are my threads?

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