Embroidery allows you to add personality to many different objects around the home or in the closet. Whether you’re just getting started with embroidery or trying to hone your stitching skills, these books are available from the library to give you tips and inspiration:
Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery by Cristin Morgan – Outlines the basics of 10 classic embroidery stitches and then teaches readers how to use them to create 20 beautiful and practical projects for hoops, for the home, and to wear.
Embroider Your Life by Nathalie Mornu – With 150 motifs designed by popular embroidery artists selected from Instagram and Etsy, learn the simplest embroidery stitches and techniques, and see the creative ways the motifs can be used to personalize a variety of items.
Modern Cross Stitch by Hannah Sturrock – Shares over 30 contemporary patterns for decorating and adding a personal touch to clothing, gifts, toys, furniture, and more.
Simply Stitched with Appliqué by Yumiko Higuchi – Learn how to use felt, cotton, and linen to create beautifully layered designs (inspired by nature) full of texture and contrast, then embellish with just a handful of basic embroidery stitches.
Boho Embroidery by Nichole Vogelsinger – Teaches readers how to create 16 embroidery stitches, followed by bohemian-style designs and projects that range from small and simple to collaged and complex.
The Mr. X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch by Jamie Chalmers – Shows the basics of how to cross stitch using simple step-by-step instructions and then introduces more than 20 projects to make with urban flavors and the introduction of different materials such as glow-in-the-dark threads and stitching on metal.
Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens by Nicole Blum – Provides step-by-step instructions for completing six textile crafts, offering three projects for each task, including an art pillow, phone sweater, cord-slung backpack, and beaded key fob or necklace.