Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts

Almost a year to the day the first Encyclopedia of Crafts was released, fans of the fabulous crafts by the busy elves at Martha Stewart Living have a new book of projects to inspire and delight, this one devoted to fabric and sewing. The book is out today and I'll be getting my copy shortly! In the meantime, here is the official write-up.

Whether you just bought your first sewing machine or have been sewing for years, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will open your eyes to an irresistible range of ideas. A comprehensive visual reference, the book covers everything a home sewer craves: the basics of sewing by hand or machine, along with five other time-honored crafts techniques, and step-by-step instructions for more than 150 projects that reflect not only Martha Stewart’s depth of experience and crafting expertise, but also her singular sense of style.
Encyclopedic in scope, the book features two main parts to help you brush up on the basics and take your skills to a new level. First, the Techniques section guides readers through Sewing, Appliqué, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing. Following that, the Projects A to Z section features more than 150 clever ideas (including many no-sew projects), all illustrated and explained with the clear, detailed instructions that have become a signature of Martha Stewart’s magazines, books, and television shows.
A chapter on doll making.A chapter on wall décor.

Beautiful photographs, as always This CD comes with the book, containing printable and downloadable PDF templates and patterns for the projects in the book. This is the splash page on your screen once the disc is loaded.
An enclosed CD includes full-size clothing patterns as well as templates that can be easily produced on a home printer. Fabric, thread, and tool glossaries identify the properties, workability, and best uses of common sewing materials. And, perhaps best of all, when you need it most, Martha and her talented team of crafts editors offer you the reassurance that you really can make it yourself.

The projects are as delightful as they are imaginative, and include classic Roman shades, hand-drawn stuffed animals, an easy upholstered blanket chest, a quilted crib bumper, French knot-embellished pillowcases and sheets, and Japanese-embroidered table linens, among many others.With gorgeous color photographs as well as expert instruction, this handy guide will surely encourage beginners and keep sewers and crafters of all experience levels wonderfully busy for many years to come.

Photos by Laura Normandin, MSLO


gail said...

Thanks for the reminder. I have been waiting anxiously for this book :)
Have a great day, Gail

Jenny said...

I preordered this from Amazon. I can't wait, now I am super duper excited!
I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award.
See my post http://hankandhunt.blogspot.com/2010/03/things-you-didnt-know-about-me.html
LOVE your blog!


Jenny, bless your heart! Thank you SO much!! xoxo

Tania McCartney said...

I can't get my hands on this soon enough. Did you get sent an advance copy??? You should have! x


No, Tania. No advanced copy this time. :(

CrimsonBruin said...

Sorry that you did not get an advance copy! I attended Martha's Stitch Fest, which you can read about in my blog. The post is more about my getting there than the actual event itself, since I arrived only 1/2 hour before the event was over.


Martha did attend, but she got there at 6pm sharp, so I missed her!