Embroidery Made Easy: Beautiful Birds by Beth Hoyes
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Genre: Arts & Photography, Crafts & Hobbies
Format: temporary PDF
No. of Pages: 269
Date of US Publication: 12 July, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
My grandmother taught me how to embroider during a summer vacation when I was about 8 (she babysat for me during my mother’s work hours when I was young). I enjoyed embroidery and used to embroider my cardigans in the early 90’s - then I’d given it up as I grew older and started to get busy with other things. At 49, I’ve reached an age where I’m fully ready to pick formerly beloved hobbies up again and when I saw this book, I knew in a second that I wanted to look through and read it.
This is thread painting, and it’s beautiful. The author writes with the friendly tone of a natural teacher and encourager; her how-to’s for each bird (with corresponding pattern template in the back of the book) are laid out with full photos and written instructions that reading this I really did feel like hey, I might be able to learn how to thread paint someday.
Recommended for middle grade and up.
Temporary PDF kindly provided by Walter Foster / Quarto Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.