Kristin Nicholas Design


Book - Colorful Stitchery

Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home has been re-designed and formatted and is coming out in a second edition on September 23, 2014. New layout - new colors - new artwork. Published by Roost Books. And this time - I have supplies to help you make the projects. Linen fabrics, wool threads, needles, and hoops. Check out my Embroidery Supplies page

Colorful Stitchery features over 65 colorful and creative projects for your home or gift-giving. Complete how-to instructions for new stitchers including clear directions and illustrations will guide you to success in a craft that is fun, creative, quick to do and growing in popularity.

Projects featured in Colorful Stitchery include:
•Pillows - over 30 designs stitched on different fabrics: linen, gingham, re-cycled wool, velvet, dishtowels and more
•Kitchen Stitchin’ - tea and coffee cosies, dishtowels, potholders, tablecloths, napkins, even egg cosies
•Bedroom - pillowcases, curtains, hot water bottle covers, teddy bears, baby blankets, throws and more
•Alternative ideas - cardboard boxes, cards, scissor cases and ribbon pillows

Colorful Stitchery was photographed in Kristin’s antique funky farmhouse. The hand-painted walls and her antique and ethnic textile collection provide a rich background for the stitched objects. The projects look country chic and trendy, but all are quick to do. In fact, many can be completed in an evening. Kristin also gives plenty of advice on choosing fabrics to stitch on, recycling old fabrics and blankets, felting, dyeing, transferring a design to fabric, and how to design your own individual stitched project. Stitchery, color, design, and creativity can become part of your lifestyle too!

Colorful Stitchery has been featured in The Seattle Times, Kansas City Star, Orange County Register, The Women’s Times (Northampton, MA), Greenfield Recorder, NY Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Bradenton (FL) Herald, as well as glossy magazines including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Vogue Patterns, and Embellish. House and Garden’s website featured it as “An Editor’s Pick.”

Colorful Stitchery will be out September 23, 2014. I am taking pre-orders for it now.

If you have purchased this book in the past, note that there are no new projects.



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