Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Signature Styles Twenty Stitchers Craft Their Look" by Jenny Doh

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600597916
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
Jenny Doh and Lark books have another hit on their hands. "Signature Styles" will appeal to crafters and stitchers alike. Each spotlighted artist has a distinct style and all are bound to bring a smile to your face. I found a person who revels in one of my favorite colors (aside from gold-green I mean) orange! The projects in this book are sure to please; there's whimsical felt owls from Elsie Flannigan, a lettuce edged re-purposed sweater from Betz White (who seems to like orange),  fresh, colorful country feel goodies from Serena Thompson, vintage-y lacey, feminine, wonderful fripperies from Bonzie & Ger and Sandy Stone's colorful re-purposing (the carafes full of fun buttons) is just a smattering of the fun you'll find in this new book from Jenny Doh and Lark.
The spot lighted artists
As with all books that Lark publishes the directions for the projects are well written, superbly illustrated and easy to follow. Each project includes a list of what you'll need to complete the project and, where needed, templates are included in the back of the book. Each featured artist has a page of their own with a photograph of them in their art making space, a list of what the essence of their style is, notes about what things they "can't live without" and hints about where they find the fun things that they include in their art.
Jenny Doh is a powerhouse of creativity.In my opinion she created the publishing phenomenon that is Stampington and, since leaving their she has spread her wings and really gone to  even more success with the fabulous website You can;t help but admire her passion for art of all sorts. She's encouraging and whimsical and just an all around amazing woman. Grab yourself a copy of this book (I've never been able to understand how Lark puts out such quality for such reasonable prices!), sit back and prepare to enjoy!

I love this idea of using vintage carafes to store fun things like colorful buttons!  

Note; this book was provided to me by the publisher for the sole purpose of an honest review. No other remuneration was received.

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