If you haven’t been fortunate enough to see the quilts in person – up-close – then I hope you’ve seen pictures of Lisa Bongean’s exquisite wool appliqué stitching.
Working in a variety of color palettes and styles, the blocks and quilts are embellished with embroidery and knots that make them masterpieces.
While Lisa is an accomplished teacher, our ability to learn from her has been limited to those fortunate enough to take a class from her. Until now. Until this book – Wool, Needle and Thread ~ The Go-To Guide for Wool Stitchery.
Lisa starts with the tools she uses – what works for her. She’s developed techniques and rulers that give her the results she wants, that make achieving those results easier for others.
She shares how she prepares the foundation piece and the types of fabrics she uses – flannel, quilting cottons and wool.
Techniques and stitches are practiced on small projects – the kind that every stitcher will use and enjoy.
How does she do those skinny stems? It’s in the book.
I want to share the kind of detail included without giving it all away…
This text accompanies step-by-step photographs showing exactly what she means – it’s the next best thing to having a one-on-one class with Lisa.
Actually, that’s what this book is! A private class where you can go over the lessons as many times as you want!
Chain stitches – there is detailed text to accompany these images where Lisa shares tips on how she makes it look so good.
And then you get to practice what you’ve learned with projects that use the techniques you’ve learned.
What I love most about the book is the lesson that your stitches don’t have to be perfect to look good – that they’ll look better than you think. (Lisa really is a good teacher.)
Before you know it, you’ll be creating beautifully stitched wool appliqué like Lisa does.
Wool, Needle & Thread by Lisa Bongean is in shops now.
I’m already shopping for pretty threads.