Mandy Shaw is well known for her beautiful redwork patterns, and you can now learn how to create your own with her brand new book, Simply Redwork…
Redwork patterns 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 patterns, including sewing accessories, hanging decorations, cushions and 2 large quilts. See more of the designs from the book in our video:
Download your copy of Simply Redwork today to get stitching instantly. Whether you love redwork, and are looking for new ideas, or are trying it for the first time, this book is sure to inspire you. If you’ve made any redwork embroidery projects, please share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.