This book represents the first in a new series of titles aimed at anyone who loves to sew. Making the most of the growing trend in home sewing, it offers all those who sew and stitch fresh, innovative ideas for on-trend projects and gifts. The subject of this book is 'hanging hearts' - highly popular, contemporary items that make perfect gifts for weddings, christenings and Valentine's day, as well as lovely little decorative items that can be hung from doors, dressers, wardrobes and doors around the home. Including both simple hand and machine stitching, this book offers the reader advice on the basic techniques and materials needed, plus twenty gorgeous projects in a range of styles that includes shabby chic, vintage, French country style, traditional and simply fun! There's a beautiful rustic wreath decorated in little fabric hearts, a delightful string of hearts, and numerous individual hearts made from various fabrics and felt and decorated with ric rac, ribbons, buttons and bows. All the instructions are accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs, and full-size templates of all the hearts are provided. Ideal for beginners as well as more experienced stitchers, all the hearts are quick and easy to make and are ideal for using up scraps of fabric, odd buttons, left-over ribbon and all sorts of oddments found around the home.
Rachael Rowe's love of sewing was first ignited when she cut up her mother's silk dresses to make clothes for her toys. Fortunately, she didn't get into too much trouble and went on to graduate with a 1st class BA (Hons) in Fashion Design from the University of the West of England in Bristol. After a spell working in both fabric and graphic design, she set up her interior accessories company, Grace & Favour Home, where she handmakes a range of unique homewares from her studio on the southern edge of Dartmoor. Born and raised in Devon, UK, Rachael lives in a small Dartmoor village with her partner Steve, dog Max and a lot of chickens, where they enjoy growing their own fruit and vegetables.
* 20 beautiful projects in a range of style, colours and fabrics * Includes basic techniques and materials, and the hearts themselves are very easy to make, making this book suitable for stitchers of all abilities * Hanging hearts are very popular and `on-trend', as well as being a traditional symbol