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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback 80pp + 16 sheets of iron-on transfers, pocket on inside-back cover for transfer storage
  • Publication: 01 July 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218012
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £9.99

Thread Doodling


20 modern designs for stitching in the moment by Carina Envoldsen-Harris

Book Description

Mindful embroidery has never been so on point. With 1 needle, 15 stitches and 2 hoops, embroider over 20 different designs to discover your creativity in your calmness.

Over 20 different contemporary embroideries to transfer and stitch, plus 11 extra transfer designs to get your creative juices flowing!

Mindful embroidery is still on point.

With just a needle and selection of threads, you can gently create a stunning collection of stitcheries while relaxing after a long working in the home or office.

In Carina's latest book, she shows you how to 'doodle' embroider lose yourself in your stitches and floss, and unconsciously form embroideries not only full of colour but your personality too.

To help you start your journey to original, personal doodle work, Carina has shared a variety of designs, ranging from formal patterns such as geometrics, mandalas, labyrinths and knots gardens to more experimental, free-form shapes that will encourage you to explore your skills and creativity. These feature more abstract designs, maps and sketch-style scenes. Finally, Carina takes you step by step through her own creative process in her 'Garden' embroidery sample, to show you how to start, work and finish a design, so you can see how to forge a unique embroidery yourself.

The 22 main designs can fit either in a 3 or 5 inch hoop, which are easy to source in-store or online. Each of Carina's designs will include photographs of the finished embroidery, a thread key, a stitch diagram and suggestions of how to work the design. In addition, Carina will give advice on how to rework her embroidery, to encourage your own creativity. At the back of the book, a corresponding transfer can be found so that you can easily draw the design outline onto your own fabric.

Essential materials and easy-to-follow techniques chapters can be found at the beginning of the book, along with step-by-step diagrams for the 15 embroidery stitches used to make all the designs in the book providing you with a fuss-free, colourful crash-course on how to start your embroideries.

Finally, 11 extra transfers can be found in amongst those of the main designs at the back of the book, offering variations and ideas for you to dive into and work up your own unique stitcheries! 

Calmness and creativity couldn't be more easily fun.

About the Author

About Carina Envoldsen-Harris

Carina Envoldsen-Harris is a Danish designer, blogger and author living in the UK. She has a background in multimedia design as well as studies in art history and Italian language. Under the name Polka & Bloom, Carina has been designing and selling embroidery patterns since 2009. The patterns combine her life-long passion for art, design, history and nature, often including floral motifs and bright colours, and which she sells them successfully via her on-line store Polka and Bloom, along with hand-embellished items of clothing and accessories

Carina is the author of three books  Stitched Blooms (2014), published by Lark; and Romantic Motifs (2016) and the best-selling Mandalas to Embroider (2017), published by Search Press. 

Carina lives in Grays, Essex.

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Transfer & Stitch: Romantic Motifs

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