Freshly Stitched: Modern Embroidery for Absolute Beginners

Celeste Johnston

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Everything you need to join in the modern stitching revival! Learn 12 beautiful stitching projects from Celeste Johnston of Lemon Made Shop, whose hand-stitched houseplants, flowers, and animals, as well as uplifting words, have won her a worldwide following. First you’ll learn the essentials, like what fabrics work best, how to transfer your patterns, and using the correct posture to avoid strain as you stitch. Next move on to 12 modern projects to make, organized so that you start simply and build skills as you move through the book. These lovely stitched adventures include Botanical Trio, French Knot Flowers, Desert Night, Cuppa Wildflowers, and more. This book is perfect for creative people who are drawn to the well-publicized calming and creative benefits of stitching. And if you’re already a sewing or needleart enthusiast looking for a new medium to craft in, this approachable book is what you need for a thoroughly enjoyable embroidery experience.

Size: 7 3/4" x 9 1/2" | 300 color photos & images | 168 pp
ISBN13: 9780764361234

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Celeste Johnston is a maker, mother, and modern embroidery designer living in Austin, Texas. She is the creative force behind the popular Lemon Made Shop, where she sells bespoke embroidery art on Etsy. Her hand-stitched houseplants, flowers, and animals, as well as uplifting words, have caught the attention of over 32,000 engaged Instagram followers. She has been a featured maker at pop-up shops for both West Elm and Madewell, and her work has been featured in Be Creative, an international magazine celebrating fiber art. For more info, connect with Celeste on Instagram @lemon_made_shop.