The book includes amazing projects that are sure to add vibrant hues to different rooms and places throughout your home. Kristin provides a window into her familial and personal history with knitting, sewing, crochet, and embroidery, in addition to great information regarding fabric, tool & thread choices, tips for dyeing fabrics, a stitch guide, and pattern transfer techniques.
|Dots and Circles Pillows|
|Blowin' in the Wind Curtains|
|Dishtowels à la Française|
I fell in love with Kristin's use of the chain stitch for lettering. I can't get enough of it. I continued on with the chain stitching for the Overlapping Dots pillow. The pattern adds some amazing texture to the fabric.
I have in mind to try some of the projects for gingham fabrics that are included in the book. Some of them are pictured on the book cover. They involve stitching within and using the fabric pattern as a guide for embellishing the fabric. There's even a great piece in the book all about vintage gingham aprons - a definite delight to read!
If you order the book and are itching for it to arrive, I highly recommend Kristin's Stitch it with Wool: Crewel Embroidery class over at Craftsy, to tide you over as you await the postman's arrival. I took the class not too long ago, and I was able to use what I learned to make this wrap skirt with crewel embroidery. You can access that post here.