Easy, contemporary hand embroidery designs for embellishing and personalizing with initials, names, words, and sayings.
"Say It with Stitches" is the ideal embroidery letter book for the new generation of needlecrafters. Here are quick, easy, contemporary letter designs perfect for embellishing and personalizing fashion, home textiles, and papercrafts. There are patterns for five complete alphabets - the edgy Black Letter, elegant Script, playful Puffy, fresh Retro Script, and hip Classic Typewriter - plus borders and other decorative elements to combine with the letters. Projects stitched in great new threads provide ideas and inspiration on how and where to embellish with letters. A basics section teaches the stitches, which even a beginner can master in minutes, and gives tips about embroidering on all kinds of fabrics and papers. Letters and words have always been popular with embroiderers, but this is not a book of old-fashioned monograms or samplers; this is a whole new way to Say It with Stitches.