Essential Know-How for Hand Stitching–*10 Easy, Creative Projects *Master Tension and Other Techniques * With Pro Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
by Lynn Krawczyk
Starting with a toolkit listing the supplies you will need, this book covers utility stitches, outline and filler stitches, decorative stitches, and dimensional stitches.
Tools such as thread, hoops, needles, fabric and miscellany are described and Pro Tips are scattered throughout.
This is definitely a book for beginners, although advanced needle-workers may like to use it as a reference guide.
I particularly liked the negative embroidery tote bag project.
I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars.
Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with acrylic
by Mark Mehaffey
This guidebook takes you from the basics of supplies needed to the unique challenges of painting on location such as slowing the drying time of your paints for blending and acrylics vs. oil paints.
It is a painting course with step by step projects with a focus on finding your own voice or style.
i received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars