* Great for using up scraps of fabric * Simple and fun to make * Full sewing patterns/templates and instructions included
Kate Haxell learned to sew at an early age, making clothes for her long-suffering teddy bears. She went on to study art and design and then worked for Country Living magazine. She moved into book publishing and, as an experienced freelance editor and author, Kate has worked on, contributed to and written numerous craft books. Kate lives in London with her husband, two dogs, two cats and a canary.
Kate has created twenty fabulous flowers, from simple felt to sophisticated silk, perfect to adorn bags, clothing, shoes and hats. Using scraps of materials and simple sewing, they are easily made in an afternoon, and will enliven a plain garment or add glamour to an evening gown. As always, full colour photographs and clear instructions make this latest volume in the series excellent value for money and an ideal project book.-East Kent E.G. The latest book from the 'Twenty to Make' series is all about fabric flowers (obviously from the title) and is chockablock full of stunning fabric flower images to inspire you, with each design having a main image and a second idea. Would have been nice to have an image with one or two of the steps, but not essential as most of the flowers are easy to create and the instructions are well written and easy to follow. The book starts with ideas of what to do with your fabric flowers such as hairclips, curtain tieback or attached to shoe clips to make the most of ballet flats. The follows ion with information regarding findings and the basic stitches required. There are a wide variety of flowers in this little book, starting from something as quick and simple as the 'Simple Flower' through to the still easy but more time consuming 'Patterned daisy' seen on the cover. A wide variety of fabrics are used and therefore very different flowers can be created. This lovely little book is good value at an RRP of just GBP4.99 and great for all skill levels.-sewingdirectory.co.uk