Title: Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for
Author: Aimee Ray
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (September 1, 2007)
If you want to try embroidery, Aimee Ray's book Doodle Stitching
would be a fun place to start. She covers a lot of basics to get you
started; such as materials, tools and a simple stitch guide. Many of
her projects are geared toward embellishing garments, accessories and home
accents. That said, the basics of embroidery and the motifs used in her
projects will clearly translate into crazy quilting. Some people are fearful
of tackling hand embroidery or what to do beyond basic seam treatment.
This book offers a few basic stitches and lots of inspiration for using
them. If you are new to stitchery, I think it would be a creative way
to test the waters.