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Circus Embroidery

Circus Embroidery
  • Publishing: Spring 20
  • Pub month: April
  • ISBN-13: 9781784945473
  • Author: Susie Johns
  • Price: £14.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 144
  • Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

Circus Embroidery

Relive the childhood excitement of a travelling circus arriving in town with this beautifully stitched celebration of traditional performers and their awe-inspiring acts. Packed full of nostalgic motifs and projects influenced by circuses of the past, you won’t be able to resist getting into the carnival mood and picking your favourite member of the troupe to stitch.

A selection of 12 delightful projects make use of the motifs, embellishing and customizing a range of items, some of which are made from scratch. Novice stitchers needn’t worry, as the embroidery in the book uses a medley of simple stitches that are fully explained with clear step-by-step artwork throughout. Also covered are the essential basics of what tools and equipment you will need and how to transfer the templates to your fabric.

Motifs include: strongmen, acrobats, tumblers, clowns, elephants, train, dancers, musicians, ringmasters,banners, flags, tents, ticket office, signs, big cats and many more...Projects include: greetings card, needle case, child’s dress, cake band and phone case.

Susie Johns is an artist and designer who has written dozens of craft books, mostly on knitting, crochet and sewing, including Knitted Pets, Knitted Woodland Creatures, How to Embroider, Fat Quarter: Bags & Purses and Fat Quarter: Vintage (GMCPublications). Her patterns and designs appear regularly in consumer craft magazines in the UK, such as Let’s Knit, Sew and Let’s Get Crafting and she has written numerous patterns for suppliers such as DMC. She has also demonstrated various crafts on television.

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