"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Looking for a new craft? Try Kyuuto! Wooly Embroidery!

This week's craft book is a luscious treat from Chronicle Books: Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Wooly Embroidery. Many of us craftsters have tried the usual needlework arts already: cross stitch, needlepoint, and basic embroidery. If you are feeling a little blah with your needle and colored thread, this book will take you to the next level.

The range of projects also makes for innovative application of familiar skills. Ever think of cross-stitching on a stole? I didn't either. Other fun options include adding a lame stitch inside a traditional back-looped embroidery to add a little sparkle.

I mean, how cute is this?

Get your tookus out of the chair and pick up a new crafty treat. I dare you.

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