The title may sound like something you'd do on your CV, but Creative Embellishing by Kayte Terry is a wonderful book filled with techniques and ideas for adding unique touches to your accessories.
The thing that I liked most about this book was the variety of projects. There are nice and simple projects such as Button Pins and more complex and skilled projects such as a knitted Ultra Violet Scarf. The book will teach you all the appliqueing skills you need, such as felting, beading and printing, and give you the basics for more complex skills, such as sewing techniques for sculpting fabric, patchwork, embroidery, knitting and crochet.
Complete with all the templates you need to make the items in the book, there are 25 kitschy and stylish projects to choose from. Including a Bits And Pieces Scarf made from doilies, an Audrey Hepburn style Pearl Button Purse, a contemporary Trompe L'oeil Lampshade, and a Patchwork Pocket that you can add to your tote bag. This is a sweet little book and a great purchase if you want to add a bit of sparkle to your homeware, clothes and accessories.
You can pick up a copy of the book from Collins & Browns. CO+K Reader Offer: Order a copy for only £14.99 including free UK p&p. Call 0870 787 1613 and quote reference CH1056.