30 Day Challenge, Embroidery: A Day-by-Day Guide To Learn New Stitches and Create Beautiful Designs

Quarry. Jan. 2024. 128p. ISBN 9780760384916. pap. $24.99. CRAFTS
Anderson is an avid crafter and embroidery artist whose book is for beginning embroiderers who just want to jump in and create. As such, it focuses on simple stitches and projects—30 in all, one for each day of the month—that can be completed in under two hours. The projects—birds, flowers, and more—advance in complexity from day to day, but there’s no real offering for experienced beginners who wish to advance to an intermediate level. The book emphasizes fun and cuteness, while de-emphasizing the technical aspects of embroidery. All projects are finished in one way, with hoops on a wall hanging, but Anderson glancingly mentions other finishing possibilities without actively exploring them. All stitches are illustrated and diagrammed for only right-handed people, which may confuse those who are left-handed.
VERDICT This book is squarely aimed at right-handed embroidery novices with no prior experience, whom it shows how to start and complete embroidery projects in a few hours.
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