Patches and Pins to Embroider
BY Helen Rhiannon
6 November 2018/ ISBN 9781782215370
by Rachel Hyde
Small is beautiful in this innovative book which shows you how
to make buttons, patches, pins and badges to dress up any outfit.
You don’t even need to be a skilled embroiderer as all
the projects use just seven easy-to-learn stitches.
I saw somebody wearing one of these wee felt pins recently and
instantly wanted one. Then I saw one on a greetings card…this
book shows four ways of making tiny works of wearable art. Use
mini embroidery hoops, button and tie tack making kits or just
make into patches and sew on. This is a great way of using up
oddments of fabric, felt and floss as well as odd beads and
sequins. Inside the back cover is an envelope containing five
sheets of iron-on transfers. Each section contains several projects
listing what you need and stitches used, plus staged photographs
for some of them. Quite a few are very simple and don’t
require this, also it is easy to get the hang of how to make
up the items plus there are stitch diagrams for reference. As
well as the transfers there are templates for tracing and resizing
instructions. All the threads used are listed (DMC) and there
are additional directions for using freezer paper, carbon paper,
stabilizers and more. So don’t throw away those tiny scraps
as you can give them a new life decorating your clothes.
If you cannot find a good range of sewing and embroidery materials
locally try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making
Jewellery and www.craftsuprint.com/rachel-a-hyde/