Extremely inspiring is the phrase that came to me over and over again as I read through Diane Hyde's new book Break the Rules Bead Embroidery, published by Lark Books. Diane will take you to visit some very interesting new places as you consider how to combine your beloved bead embroidery with stringing and bead weaving.
Frankly, some of the projects have only the teeniest bit of actual embroidery in them, and that may end up disappointing you if you're looking for another book on large-scale embroidery design. But if you're looking for innovative design, I don't see how you could lose with this book.
There are five groups of projects, based upon where the inspiration may be found: household notions, craft stores, hardware, toy box, and antique treasures. The techniques section pays particular attention to cutting and drilling different materials, which is very helpful for future projects.
Would you like to win a copy of this book? Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully. Leave me a comment here and include your email address. If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you. No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person. You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, cyndi at mazeltovjewelry dot com. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice! Deadline: May 28, 2014
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