Sew Your Own Vintage Keepsakes (Hardback)Lucinda Ganderton (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 29/11/2013
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This is a delightfully presented book of original designs and projects for creating homemade and lovingly crafted mementos to keep forever. It shows you how to use traditional skills such as embroidery, applique and quilting to makes items for weddings, christenings and birthdays that will always be treasured. It contains items that are not only perfect as gifts, but also luxurious accessories that will enhance your own bedroom, boudoir or bathroom. You can create a Christening bonnet or tiny booties, a beautiful beaded evening bag or an exquisite applique Valentine. It is superbly designed, and lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs, including step-by-step images that guide through each of the 40 projects. A gift that has been made with loving care is always the most appreciated, especially when it is something that has its own vintage style. This book reveals the secrets of creating fabulous pieces for significant occasions, which will be kept forever. The best of traditional skills have been gathered in 40 projects to create a beautiful collection of covetable items. Techniques range from the traditional, such as embroidery and quilting, to contemporary methods to create an antique effect. Throughout, guidance is given on selecting materials, textures and shades for a genuine heritage feel, with many of the projects inspired by charming customs surviving to this day. Superbly illustrated throughout, this book provides a practical guide to creating your own cherished mementoes and tomorrow's heirlooms.
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 213 x 176 x 16 mm
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