Beautiful Embroidered & Embellished Knits
By Jane Davis
Gifted by Krause Publications
Reviewed by Maria Nerius, FaveCrafts.com Resident Craft Expert
One word, Wow! There are 31 projects in this book including items that are quickly made like the hats and scarves to wonderfully embellished sweaters and jackets. The techniques include beading, appliqué, crazy quilt stitching, Swiss darning, and ribbon embroidery. The book jacket asks, “Why settle for the ordinary when you can create true originals?” And this book is impressive in how it takes the ordinary and makes something very extraordinary. The embroidery and embellishment stitches are beautifully illustrated and the instructions clear and concise. You’ll be adding a swirl to a sweater sleeve or amazing beadery to a hat. It is these finishing touches that allow you to create one of a kind masterpiece to enjoy and share with friends. Don’t stop when your knitting pattern is done, keep going and embellish with flair and style. This book is very inspiring and gives you the skills and knowledge to really express yourself.