book review: embroider everything workshop

Author Diana Rupp’s Granny taught her how to embroider when she was just a little thing, and when her beloved Granny passed away, Diana found comfort in curling up on her couch and decorating some hankies. Her great affection for the art of embroidery is evident in her new book Embroider Everything Workshop.

The how-to guide includes 48 iron-on transfer patterns, and is meant for beginners, so don’t worry about getting lost along the way. Embroider Everything includes a gear guide and thorough descriptions of the lingo, fabrics, needles and hoops you’ll encounter as you kick-off your embroidery career. Many of the projects are designed to improve items you might already own.

Despite the fact that Rupp learned how to embroider from her Granny, the project guides she includes are modern and chic. (What’s that they say about judging a book by its cover? The saying rings true with this book, which I have to admit, I was skeptical of just for its looks. Don’t be!) With Christmas around the corner, you might just need to pick up a needle and some embroidery thread to make personal and affordable gifts. Rupp can show you how.

Thanks to Workman Publishing for the review copy.

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