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Set tails wagging with this canine collection of easy sewing patterns for adorable dog designs, all made using simple hand-sewing techniques.
Featuring the most popular and distinctive breeds - including terriers, toy breeds, gundogs, pastoral breeds, utility dogs, hounds and working dogs - each pooch pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and full-size templates, making them paws-itively perfect for all abilities.
The only materials you'll need are felt, a needle and some threads, brads for eyes, a little stuffing and some wool roving if you want to add some fluffy fur to your dogs. To make your dogs you'll use are blanket stitch and running stitch and a couple of basic embroidery stitches, all of which are explained and illustrated for beginners.
The finished little pups make cute brooches, bag charms and home accessories, or can even be scaled up to make bigger plushes, all of which will make your dog-loving friends drool.
About the Author
Alison Reid is a teacher, textile designer, author and illustrator. She gained a degree in Fashion and Textiles from Liverpool Polytechnic, now known as Sir John Moore's University during the 1980s. She went on to run her own company selling hand-dyed and hand-stitched braids and has sold to fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs (USA), Etro and Rubelli (Italy) and TakaShimaya (New York). Alison is also a talented illustrator who likes to illustrate maps and has had her work featured in a variety of magazines including Selvedge. Alison has been featured in articles for a number of publications including Elle Decoration, Homes and Gardens and The World of Interiors. She is the author of Learn to Sew and Stitch Magic, published by Bloomsbury.