Saturday, December 22, 2018

I Love My Dog Embroidery

I Love My Dog Embroidery is a tutorial gallery and guide for canine inspired surface embroidery from MakikoArt / Oksana Kokovkina. Published 11th Dec 2018 on Quarto's Creative Publishing Int'l imprint, it's 120 pages and available in paperback format.

This is a really fun book.  The vast majority of the included designs are surface embroidery, but there are a very few charted counted (cross stitch) projects as well.  The book includes a color photo gallery of all the designs numbered sequentially.  This first section is followed by a photo inspiration gallery showing finishing suggestions for some of the included designs. There are the usual framed, hooped, and napkin type finishes but the gallery also includes some really cute unusual ideas such as clothing embellishment, greeting cards and jewelry.  There's a tools and instructional chapter with stitch diagrams and tutorials and after that, a detailed stitch diagram guide for each of the included designs with suggested colorways and stitch details.

The book does include full size templates for use.

Really cute designs and I really like seeing surface embroidery getting some attention. 
Nearly all the dog breeds I could think of were included in this collection; there's something for everyone.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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