Favourite books from my shelvesA list in progress ...
Beautiful patchwork projects to pore over.
Last-minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts
Home makes with a pared-back aesthetic.
Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing
Coveted books on my wishlist
Judging a book by its cover here! I had a lovely anchor book of crewel embroidery stitches as a child, which I've mislaid somewhere over the years. This looks like a lovely little book of inspiration as I'm keen to do more handstitching.
The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery
Another book judged by its cover (though like The New Crewel above, you can search inside over on amazon). I really like the textural quality to the wool on linen in the cover image.
Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts! Embroidery (Crafts)
Such a pretty volume of hand-embroidered designs.
Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners
For eye-poppingly gorgeous quilts.
Because I really want to print my own fabric after a brief stint of silk screen printing for GCSE textiles many moons ago.
Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum
After my first foray into stretch stitching I'm keen to get a better finish and use my overlocker more.
Sew U Home Stretch
A fantastic resource for adapting and understanding patterns and their construction.
How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns: From Shop-bought Patterns to Drafting Your Own: A Complete Guide to Fashion Sewing with Confidence
Including 5 adaptable sewing patterns, and a wealth of dressmaking expertise.
The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook