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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 08 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216650
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 750
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99
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Mini Hoop Embroideries


Over 60 little masterpieces to stitch and wear by Sonia Lyne

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Book Description

Frame it, wear it, look awesome.

Stitch a multitude of embroidery designs all within a cute and tiny mini hoop! Following the simple instructions inside, learn how to create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles by original mini embroidery hoop creator Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne.

Using these little hoops as your canvas learn to stitch it all, from classic embroidered flowers and appliqué animals through to abstract stitch 'n' paint shapes and tasselled creatures. Then, proudly frame and decorate your stitched art and turn them into eye-catching jewellery pieces, or display them in your home for ultimate hoopy gorgeousness.

Beginner embroiderers and experienced stitchers short on time will love the small size of these hoops, and almost all the designs can be made in a weekend. Throughout the book, Sonia gives you tips on colour and stitch variations, as well as alternative hoop shapes you could use from her mini hoop packs, inspiring you to make these little designs truly your own! 

Whatever your style, there’s a treasure trove of stunning designs and motifs to stitch and adapt, encouraging you to grow confident in building (and feeling proud of) your own artistic juices. So get ready to be motivated, excited and inspired to stitch up a sea of mini masterpieces that you'll love to show off and gift to a loved one (or make for yours truly...). 

About the Author

About Sonia Lyne

Sonia Lyne fell in love with embroidery at the age of 7, but it wasn't until 2011 that she took up the needle and hoop once more. After a long hiatus, she one day decided to embroider a portrait of her and her family, and at once her old passion was rekindled. 

After stitching numerous portraits for family, friends and latterly dozens of interested clients, Sonia daydreamed about creating teeny embroidery hoops so that her and others' small-scale masterpieces could be worn. Moving away from a career in the fashion industry, she then opened Dandelyne, a business handmaking and selling tiny hoop kits for budding and experienced stitchers everywhere.

Now, Dandelyne miniature hoops are famous and are used worldwide by beginner and professional embroiderers alike to make their mini creations come true.

Sonia lives in Melbourne, Australia.


Customer review

As a crafter, embroidery is still something I had to try so thought that this would be a great place to start. It's a fantastic book witch packs a lot of valuable information and projects to try. Everything is explained simply and everything you need to make a project is surprisingly cheap. The projects included are really fun, vibrant and different. You're encouraged to use your own imagination to create little works of art with really simple stitches which are well explained and pictured. It's a great book for new and advanced embroiderers alike and I would highly recommend it.

Customer review

Fantastic book as I've been embroidering for a few year there's still thing to learn from the book especially the printed embroidery

Customer review

Gorgeous book just as you expect from Search Press. This is a great book for any Dandelyne follower to have in their crafting collection.

Customer review

This is a great book. Whether you are a beginner or experienced at embroidery this book is a must have. It is packed with hints and tips. The ideas within the designs appear achievable. Great projects that will be completed within a short time. I see myself using this book for ideas and inspiration. Already looking forward to the arrival of my order of frames.

Customer review

This is a very informative book with easy to follow instructions. Exploring many different textile mediums. With this book you can create many beautiful pieces, either to keep or to give away. A book well worth having in your collection.

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Frame it, Wear it, Look Awesome.

Learn to create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of embroidery styles by the renowned founder of Dandelyne, Sonia Lyne.

Using these little hoops as your canvas learn to stitch it all, from classic embroidered flowers and applique animals through to abstract stitch 'n' paint shapes and tasselled creatures.

Sew Magazine (March 2019)

Create embroidery pictures you'll love to wear! With an in-depth introduction on different stitch variations, as well as game-changing methods, you're bound to have fun with this book.


Embroidery hoops that you can wear as jewellery? This is the latest way of wearing your art in miniature, and the invention of the books author. Visit her website www.dandelyne.com for everything you need (if you are in Australia) plus stockists for those in other countries.

One look at the glorious array of colourfully stitched mini hoops on the cover and I was sold. Wearable art is my passion and I am always on the lookout for the latest thing. This book tells you what you need to know, starting with lists of what you need (basic needlecraft supplies) to suggestions for fabrics, threads and fun bits. The next section shows you how to assemble the hoops when completed, some basic embroidery stitches, how to transfer designs and other essentials. The page of tips and tricks are useful, and throughout the author has written her book in a friendly, chatty style which is accessible and a lot more fun than bald instructions. I particularly like the page showing one simple design (a heart) and nine different ways it could be worked. There are over sixty different patterns in here and they are divided into sections for ease of use. Start with that simple heart, then progress to more embellished designs for feathers, flowers and houses. Stitch a family portrait using simple shapes (easier than it sounds and very effective), use lace, sequins and beads, stitch your own drawing, work a design that flows out of the hoop and couch down thicker threads. Elsewhere are abstracts, traditional florals and even pet portraits. Some of this can be done using the authors spray and print technique which utilises a printer, some spray adhesive and a picture file on the computer. This book is full of fun, modern embroidery ideas and is a lot of fun; even beginners can master it and the designs can be as easy or complex as you wish. A great new innovation.

Postcard Reviews

This is a fun and quirky book filled with 60 projects to fit tiny embroidery hoops, which come in all shapes and sizes. The designs are brilliant. Some are traditional, some are appliqued but all of them are very eye catching and amazing.

Unicorns, pets and abstract patterns are included and the visual and written instructions are very simple to follow. Each one is inspiring and you will be able to indulge in a creative and imaginative craft session just by looking through the wonderful ideas.

The techniques are all explained and cover a wide range of sewing and embellishment skills. This is a fabulous book, and would make a perfect gift for a stitchy fan

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