Book Review: Scandinavian Stitch Craft

I got a book in the mail to review:  Scandinavian Stitch Craft: Unique Projects and Patterns for Inspired Embroidery by Karin Holmberg.  And its a good one!

Here's the cover.  It comes out May 7th, 2013.
Here’s the cover. It comes out May 7th, 2013.

This book is all embroidery (which I am admittedly not great at) but there is such a wide breadth of difficulty range, I think even I could easily tackle some of the easy projects and work my way up to the hard ones.  Simple projects include tea towels and pot holders, while some intermediate projects include table cloths and tee-shirts.  Advanced projects include pillows, hoodies and even bed sheets! Some of the projects are just so gorgeous that you want to jump in head first, but the instructions are decent enough that I think maybe, just maybe, I could.  I mean look at these mittens:

How beautiful are these?
How beautiful are these?

I could do that, right?  Or let’s take a closer look at the pillows that are on the cover:

Right?  Right?
Right? Right?

I’m not gonna lie, I really want to take those pillow patterns and embroider a handbag with them.  SO PRETTY!  Overall the book has 38 projects and it comes with pattern templates, which for some one like me is ALWAYS appreciated.  Eat your heart out Anthropologie, with your expensive everything.  Now I can MAKE you stuff!  Ha!


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