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REVIEW: Love Stitching by Jan Constantine

Review by Clare Freemantle of https://folksy.com/shops/LittleGreyClouds

There's nothing nicer than receiving a beautifully styled craft book in the post. When I received Love Stitching by Jan Constantine I was impressed by the beautiful images and well put together diagrams to help make each of the designs.  

love stitching

The book is split into four sections of different designs culminating in a fab pop-art quilt that pulls together elements of all the different designs in the book.

Pop Art Quilt

It includes Jan's signature Union Flag Cushion design that you can make for yourself and a series of love and heart designs that would brighten up any boudoir.

Union Jack Cushion

There are designs and projects for all abilities from simple needle books to bags and beautifully embroidered cushions and wall hangings.

Needle Book

There is a thorough covering of the practicalities of carrying out the techniques needed and they are all well illustrated throught out the book.  I just have to work out which project to make first!

 Butterfly Cushion Project

There is one small thing though, I would love it if the templates were all full size pull outs rather than having to photocopy them and enlarge them.  I have books like this and I am much more likely to do a project from them if I just have to cut out or trace the design.

However, as you can see from the pictures, this is a gorgeous book that would be a welcome addition to any book shelf.

ISBN: 978-1-906417-53-6