Feather your nest with this avian collection of easy sewing patterns for beautiful bird designs, all made using simple hand-sewing techniques.
The finished little birdies would make cute brooches, bag charms and home accessories, or can even be scaled up to make bigger soft toys. Each bird pattern can be traced straight from the page (or enlarged), and simple instructions mean that even beginners can get started.
Whether you choose to sew just your own favourites, or make gifts for the other bird lovers in your life, this book will provide hours of fun and inspiration.
About the Author
Alison J Reid is a teacher, textile designer, author and illustrator. She gained a degree in Fashion and Textiles from Liverpool Polytechnic, (now known as Liverpool John Moores University) during the 1980s. She went on to run her own company selling hand-dyed and hand-stitched braids and has sold to fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs (USA), Etro and Rubelli (Italy) and TakaShimaya (New York). Alison is also a talented illustrator who likes to illustrate maps and has had her work featured in a variety of magazines including Selvedge. Alison has been featured in articles for a number of publications including Elle Decoration, Homes and Gardens and The World of Interiors.