Complete Embellishing Techniques and Projects by Kayte Terry Creative Homeowner: Home Arts, 2008 spiral bound (ISBN-10: 1580114016), 176 pp. $24.95
Review by Elizabeth Holcombe
The best trait of any craft book is to have clearly written, step-by-step, illustrated instructions and useful, clever projects. Kayte Terry’s Complete Embellishing Techniques and Projects does not disappoint. Lavish illustrations and easy to understand instructions present every embellishing technique the home crafter would ever need to adorn clothes, purses, shoes, and home accessories. The projects are fashion forward and fun!
The first section of Terry’s delightful book is a primer illustrating every embellishing technique from ribbon embroidery to glass etching. There are no elaborate or hard-to-find supplies or tools required for the over 30 projects. You will be able to give new life to old garments in many ways. Your home will brighten with just a few minutes or hours worth of work with easy to access materials.
Terry’s use of pattern and color in these projects is inspirational to the home crafter who feels a little less than confident perusing the yardage at her local fabric store. Step outside of the box by mixing and matching colors and patterns. Terry’s examples are bold and brilliant! Follow her lead and you can’t go wrong!
These projects make perfect gifts as well! Do yourself and favor and check out Complete Embellishing Techniques and Projects by Kayte Terry. It is an essential keeper for your craft library!
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Elizabeth Holcombe Fedorko, aka Bethsbagz, began her checkered crafting career when at four she realized using paste on paper was better than eating it. Inspired by vintage dime store treasures, vintage fabric, and a no-fear attitude toward color, Beth crafts totes, pin cushions, wreaths, and corsages into her Dime Store Chic creations. Beth would love you to take a peek into her whimsical world at her blog.