* Copy courtesy of Simon & Schuster *
Embroidered Home by Kelly Fletcher contains a collection of contemporary embroidery designs to decorate the home.
Broken down into categories like bold, country, vintage, festive (and more) this is an easy and enjoyable read.
The stitch directory in the beginning of the book is helpful and contains diagrams useful for beginners and the more experienced stitcher.
Each project comes with easy enough to follow instructions and the highlight of the book, stunning photographs.
However, the gardening Tool Roll and the picnic blanket strap resulted in this reviewer deducting a full star from my original rating. The impracticality of a gardener rolling up their tools in a linen embroidered tool roll or picnic goers rolling their blanket and strapping it into a holder with a handle so that they could carry it was too much for me to believe.
At a price point of $45AUD, I think Embroidered Home by Kelly Fletcher will make a beautiful gift for a loved one, but the everyday crafter or reader may prefer to borrow a copy from their local library.
My rating = ***