Review: Animal Embroidery Workbook

Review: Animal Embroidery Workbook

Animal Embroidery Workbook by Jessica Long is a super cute embroidery how-to book that will be useful for all skill levels. The instructions are clear and concise with many images to inspire some whimsical creations. If you are looking for a modern book of embroidery patterns, this is one to try.

Review: Animal Embroidery WorkbookTitle: Animal Embroidery Workbook: Step-by-Step Techniques & Patterns for 30 Cute Critters & More
Author: Jessica Long
Publisher: Landauer Publishing
Genres: Crafts, Lifestyle
Publication Date: September 21, 2020
Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Embroider a menagerie of 30 adorable animals From a sweet giraffe and a happy cat to a sly little red fox and a friendly hedgehog, Animal Embroidery Workbook features step-by-step instructions and dozens of easy-to-use patterns to create embroidery hoops for all your favorite animals with charming floral details. Intermediate embroiderers will pick them up in no time, and beginners can tackle the simpler projects and further their skills with the more complicated designs.

Also included is basic introductory information about materials and supplies, techniques - such as template transfer and setting up a double hoop - and a guide to basic stitches. These clear, usable embroidery patterns are designed and written by author Jessica Long, founder of Jessica Long Embroidery where she shares her patterns, kits, tutorials, and more

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Animal Embroidery Workbook by Jessica Long

Jessica Long has been an inspiration for so many with her whimsical embroidery protects and this book is so exciting because it gives the opportunity to create some of her patterns at home. She writes in a very easy to follow manner and provides lots of tips for success. There is also an equipment list that is very handy for those just getting their feet wet.

The contents of the book are as follows:

Part 1: Starting Your Menagerie

  • Materials and Supplies
  • Pattern Transfer Techniques
  • Getting Started
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Stitch Guide

Part 2: Critter Projects

  • Easy Beginner Animals
  • Confident Beginner Creatures
  • Beginner Thread Painting Critters
  • Thread Painting a Menagerie

❀ Lots of Cute Designs

There are lots of cute designs and patterns to transfer and I love that there is an abundance of images that show the steps in depth. I started with a cute dog pattern and it was so much fun to create and I am really pleased with the results. There are some more difficult patterns to create that I am excited to progress towards. This book sets you up for success at any skill level, and that is something that I really appreciate in any how-to book.

Animal Embroidery Workbook

❀ A Must-Have Embroidery Book

Animal Embroidery Workbook by Jessica Long is a must-have book for any embroidery enthusiast. The instructions are easy to follow and the images provide lots of inspiration. It is perfect for those looking for a modern book of embroidery patterns at any level.

About Jessica Long

Jessica Long

Jessica Long is the founder of Namaste Embroidery, where she shares her patterns, kits and tutorials, as well as embroidered jewelry and hoop art. A self-taught embroiderer, Jessica specializes in charming, colorful floral and animal patterns, elegant silhouettes, and unique double-hoop designs. She resides in Phoenix, AZ.

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