This inspiring book brings together the best of several timeless and popular handiwork crafts in one volume. It features over 340 original projects and techniques, encompassing embroidery, needlework, quilting, patchwork, applique, tapestry, knitting and crochet. It includes cross stitch samplers, embroidered curtains, applique cushion covers, quilted throws and knitted scarves. A selection of contemporary pieces is also included: rucksacks, T-shirts, ski hats, shoe bags and nursery accessories. This wide-ranging guide to handiwork crafts is all a beginner or practised needleworker will need to while away many creative hours.
Lucinda Ganderton has written several books on applique, soft furnishings and embroidery, and her work features regularly in magazines. Dorothy Wood specialized in textiles and embroidery at Goldsmith's College, London. She has written practical books on patchwork, quilting, applique and embroidery.