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From Booklist Gorder demonstrates how easy it is to add pizzazz to everything from T-shirts and handbags to pillows and place mats using beading and embroidery--two popular crafts that create wonderful effects together on fabric. Vibrant color photographs beautifully illustrate the descriptions of supplies and stitching basics and show the creative process step-by-step from the plain, unembellished original object to the dazzling completed project. The graphic illustrations of the beading and embroidery stitches are clear and easy to follow, making this a wonderful introduction to the craft. Most projects here embellish a premade object, requiring little prep, allowing beginners to see results right away. When appropriate, Gorder provides embroidery pattern templates so that the projects can be easily reproduced by readers. This is an excellent collection of projects, providing a wide variety of techniques that range from a simply embellished makeup pouch to elaborate beaded handbags. Jennifer PalmerCopyright ? American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more

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