Redwork embroidery is so popular for its simple and classic style – yet it works brilliantly for modern motifs too. Mandy Shaw is well known for her beautiful redwork embroidery, and you can now learn this versatile technique with her brand new book, Simply Redwork…
Redwork embroidery can be worked on a variety of different items, from small keepsakes and accessories to large quilts and tablecloths. The monochrome colour scheme and the richness of the red gives the motifs a really bold and dramatic look. The designs are transferred onto the fabric and then a variety of stitches can be used to create the redwork patterns. These are generally just simple line drawings and therefore have a charming, naive quality.
Simply Redwork shows you how to stitch motifs based around 9 different themes, from hearts and daisies to houses and holly. Then there are instructions for 15 different sewing projects to embellish with your redwork embroidery designs, including hanging decorations, sewing accessories, cushions and 2 large quilts. Take a look at some more of the designs from the book in our video:
Order your copy of Simply Redwork today, or download the PDF eBook to get stitching instantly. Whether you love the style of redwork embroidery, and are looking for new ideas, or are thinking about trying it for the first time, this book is sure to inspire you.
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