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Craft Book of the Month Embellishings a la Anthropologie

Crafts For Kids, Painting, Stamping, Stencil art

Favorite Craft Book

Complete Embellishing:
Techniques and Projects

This book includes an collection of 25 projects, illustrated with more than 170 photographs and clear step-by-step directions. All are original designs inspired by the author’s years as a crafter and visual manager for the hip New York store, Anthropologie.

The ‘thing’ that makes Anthropologie unique are of course its ‘embellishments’.  Design is in the details. Make your home look like a fabulous design store like Anthropologie, with your own design versions. This book will show you how to make embellishing for both clothing and home accessories.

This spiral-bound book covers 176 pages and literally is an introductory training manual for sewing, painting, stencilling, felting, embroidery and crochet, as well as a craft project book. Sample projects include a boho cover-up, a needle-felted shrug, trimmed skirts, jackets, sweaters, Tees, and tunics, as well as gorgeous glassware and chandeliers super-easy so that even beginners can embellish with confidence.

Author Kayte Terry has been recognized as a hip stylist & fashion expert as well as active craft maker. She presents a totally-cool wardrobe of garments and accessories, together with nifty home accessories in a technique- and project-packed volume filled with fabulous ideas for transforming store-bought “blanks” into must-have wardrobe pieces and home furnishings using practically every embellishment and craft technique imaginable.

Book Keywords:
jewelry adhesive, chandelier images, felting mat, using slipstitch, etching cream, fabric scissors.

BEST POINTS

  • 1. Learn the Anthropologie style secrets & think like a designer for your home.
  • 2. Excellent tutorials for the basics in wide range of crafts.
  • 3. Easy-peasy projects, and many of them.

    4. A sequel! Kayte’s latest book has JUST been released 3 weeks ago. It’s called Appliqué Your Way with 35 sweet stitching projects. It completely complements the first book, and teaches you how to master decorative stitches, create original templates, and much more.

  • Meanwhile and best of all: this book helps you to become an organized crafter!!! Its easy to use design has a lay-flat Wire-O binding and a handy back pocket that holds pattern and template pieces. No more wrestling with a copy machine to enlarge or shrink! Stitchers will find everything they need to create a Gone Dotty A-line Skirt, a Reverse Appliqu Market Tote, a Felted Faux Bois Scarf … and more. Craft projects range from the sublimely simple to the ultra-chic.

THE VERDICT

Get them both. Worth it.


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