Harris Tweed Applique shows you how to create hand or machine appliqué with ‘Harris Tweed’ – in easy steps!
Chris Hammacott leads you through plump cushions, quirky tea cosies, a table runner and a wall-hanging, all given the rugged but cosy personality of ‘Harris Tweed’.
Designs are inspired by Chris’s croft life on the Isle of Lewis; and her sheep, chickens, cats and pugs.
- The tablet/iPad/Kindle cover has reverse appliqué sheep.
- A scarecrow with tweed hat decorates a denim jacket.
- Three-dimensional flowers enhance a sweater.
Follow the guidelines and techniques, watch video of Chris showing you how. Whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced, Chris will show you the wonderful qualities of ‘Harris Tweed’ for appliqué.
In Harris Tweed Appliqué, Chris Hammacott describes the wonder that is ‘Harris Tweed’, and how to use it for appliqué.
Inseparable from the Isles of Harris and Lewis, ‘Harris Tweed’ must be woven by hand on crofts in the Outer Hebrides in order to gain the precious Orb trademark, protected by Act of Parliament.
Chris’s husband Andrew, weaves ‘Harris Tweed’ in the old weaving shed on their croft near Stornoway. Chris spins, dyes and stitches, using tweed in patchwork and quilting, cushions, even dog coats.
Chris explains appliqué by machine and by hand, with detailed information on working with tweed, and video demonstrations of techniques.
Print out her templates to make cushions, a wallhanging, tablerunner and Kindle/iPad case. Or decorate scarves and clothing with appliqué motifs, and 3D ‘Harris Tweed’ flowers.
What do others think?
I’ve read [Harris Tweed Applique] cover to cover. and I loved it. Although I have been doing applique for over 30 years, I have never worked with wool in this way. I learned a lot about how the tweed comes to be and about the history behind it, and I especially enjoyed the slices of life Chris serves up throughout the narrative.
There are beautiful pictures of the Outer Hebrides and of Harris Tweeds themselves. The projects offered are lovely and the information gleaned from these pages is thoroughly satisfying. I highly recommend it as an addition to your quilting library.
The Quilt Pattern Magazine
This is a fantastic book for both beginners and experienced quilters. I have been quilting for 18 years and it has never occurred to me until now to use a wool tweed. What a fantastic fabric medium especially for home decor items. Chris Hammacott’s instructions are very easy to follow and understand and the embedded instructional videos in the ebook are very helpful. Anita LaHay
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