Stash Books joins us today with a free project from England’s popular embroidery designer, Jan Constantine! For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine marks the first time Jan’s designs are available as patterns for projects.
The 21 embroidery and appliqué projects in the book include everything from aprons to wall hangings (and Jan’s ever-popular pillows too!). Jan’s “exuberant pop-art style” is very popular in home décor products throughout the U.K.; you can even find her designs offered by Liberty of London!
Download your free PDF copy of the Daisy Makeup Bag Project from the book, and you can get right to work this weekend on a fun, new project! From the book:
With a 1960s vibe, this funky makeup bag featuring bold daisy and heart motifs is easy to embroider and can be adapted to carry pencils and pens, or made smaller as a coin purse. It is a lovely project to make as a gift, and the colors can be changed as you wish, so it is the ideal way to use up scraps of wool felt left over from other projects.
You can also comment today for your chance to win a copy of For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine (North American residents only for this giveaway, please). Tell us something related to the book… Do you know about Jan Constantine’s work? Do you love “exuberant pop-art style?!” Do you embroider all summer long, through swim lessons and picnics at the park? Do you want to learn more about embroidery?
We’re keeping all of this week’s book giveaways open through the weekend. Comment on each post to win! We’ll be back on Monday with more BOOK celebrations in honor of the Grand Opening of the Sew,Mama,Sew! Book Shop.