Sewing book for the Feminimity Challenged

Tengu

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Busy looking through my craft books for ideas, and found another on needlework.

But it seems to be for someone with improper urges to make stuff for babies.

Any suggestions for something less scary?
 

Dave Budd

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'improper urges' I have lots of them, but they never involve having/making things for/eating babies either! :roflmao::roflmao:

There are always patterns for clothing, bags and soft furnishings (like cushions, seat covers, etc). I don't know of any books on general needlework that might be any good though I'm afraid.
 
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Janne

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Well, Tengu, you could knit ( correct expression?) yourself some mittens.
Proper Lovikka mittens. Will keep your hands warm!

Involves knitting, felting and some easy needlework/embroidery.

Just google it for a pattern.
 

Tengu

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its wonderful. I cant knit.

When I was young the Domestic Science (Textiles) Thats what they called it back then,- was run by a little old lady who spent her time intimidating the boys.

I hope its more tolerant these days.

I shied away from anything girly when young...but now I do things like wear jewelry (mens; ladies is too delicate looking on my bear like frame) and I can handsew.

But I see interesting things in museums and want to make my own

today I am doing Jacobean crewel work which is good fun.

The designs are based upon Elizabethian designs countered with ideas got from Chinese ceramics

an interesting combination.

Its freeform so I dont need to be traumatised by counting stitches...