Arts & Crafts Magazine

Book Review: Scandinavian Stitches

By Blemon
Book Review: Scandinavian StitchesI have been "friends" with Kajsa Wikman online for a long time now and have been following the Syko blog since 2006 when I started my own Etsy shop. I love that I have gotten to know a lot of amazing people through Etsy and flickr, so I was really looking forward to this craft book. Scandinavian Stitches leaves little to be desired.  It's organized by season which allows for a lovely spread separating each section of projects. It's nice to have a little bit of breathing room.
Book Review: Scandinavian StitchesLike most craft books, it's got useful information at the beginning. The patterns are hand-drawn and right after each tutorial so you don't have to go hunting them down in the back of the book. There is a lot of variety in the types of projects too, from her signature mix of applique quilting which has come to be known as Interactive Piecing to some useful 3-dimensional items.
It's hard to comment on what level this book is intended to reach. I think the projects are simple enough for most beginners but I also feel that to make anything look as good as she does, it takes a lot of practice. It's not easy to make things look so effortless!
If you have time, check out Kajsa's Etsy shop and Spoonflower designs. Her work is just lovely and maybe one day, I'll be able to actually buy one of her Tomte stuffies!

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Threat of AI

    Kai-Fu Lee has an important op-ed in the NYTimes, "The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence". He begins by pointing out that all too many discussions of the... Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Bbenzon
    CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIETY
  • Does Fitness Equal Health?

    Does fitness equal health? Or is there a point where you increase fitness at the expense of health, or vice versa? Finally, can you use ketosis as a way to... Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Enjoy Summer with a Low-Carb Picnic

    Enjoy Summer with Low-Carb Picnic

    Prepare for a great day out with the help of these great recipes. Fresh, filling and healthy food, perfect for a trip to a nice park or maybe the beach. If... Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Beaches

    Beaches

    ! Sand, sea, warm skin, days of freedom and fun. Your Saturday Blogger has a few favourite places on earth and most of them feature a beach somewhere in the... Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Ashleylister
    BOOKS, CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Review - Hardy & Co. Dewy Skin Anti-Ageing Champagne Mist

    I have been using mist as the first step (after cleansing) of my skincare routine for a few years... Click for Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Chantana
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Be Jealous Clothing: Gingham Trend

    Jealous Clothing: Gingham Trend

    Jumpsuit-Be Jealous*Sliders-F FThis summer has some really nice trends, my favourite is the gingham trend, I'm absolutely loving this gingham jumpsuit from Be... Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Sammycx
    FASHION, LIFESTYLE
  • A Day in the Life of a Low-Carb Doctor

    Life Low-Carb Doctor

    As a hospitalist physician, I have the privilege of caring for general medical patients who are admitted to the hospital. I am certainly an oddity among... Read more

    The 25 June 2017 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE