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About the Author

Includes the name: Susie Johns

Obras de Susie Johns

Knitted Vegetables (2011) 33 cópias
Knitted Fruit (2011) 32 cópias
Get Started: Knitting (2012) 23 cópias
Get Started: Crochet (2013) 22 cópias
Frame Your Memories (2007) 12 cópias
Crocheted Cushions (2014) 11 cópias
Knitted Pets (2012) 10 cópias
Knitted Fruit & Vegetables (2012) 6 cópias
Street-Chic Jewellery (2009) 4 cópias
Finger Puppets (2014) 3 cópias
Embroidery for Beginners (2007) 2 cópias
Love to Knit Beanies 1 exemplar(es)
Crochet 1 exemplar(es)
Discover Drawing 1 exemplar(es)
Barnas store hobbybok (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Tiny Crotchet Charms 1 exemplar(es)
Glass Art (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Cute Pets to Knit (2014) 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Greenwich, London, England, UK
London, England, UK
Slade School (Fine art)
Pequena biografia
Having studied Fine Art at the Slade School, Susie Johns worked as a magazine and partworks editor for 11 years, specialising in cookery, crafts, childcare and gardening, before going freelance in 1996.

Since then, she has written and illustrated books on a variety of creative subjects.

She has also worked for Marvel Comics, making most of the models for Art Attack magazine and has written regular features for consumer magazines such as Stitches, Let's Knit, Crafts Beautiful, Quick & Crafty, Beads & Beyond, Needlecraft, Junior, Family Circle, Practical Parenting, Practical Gardening and Embroidery (for the Embroiderers' Guild and Royal School of Needlework).

Favourite crafts include embroidery, knitting, crochet, collage and watercolour painting. And she particularly enjoys activities that involve recycling and reinventing.

Susie is a qualified teacher. She runs a weekly drawing and painting class at an Adult Education college near her home in Greenwich, South East London, and has plenty of experience running workshops in watercolours, knitting and crochet, and 3D Design. She was an 'Art of the Stitch' exhibitor in 2001. [retrieved 9/19/2016 from Amazon.com Author Page]



Very clear diagrams and instructions this is one of the best books I've seen on how to machine sew.
wyvernfriend | 1 outra resenha | Aug 25, 2020 |
Best for:
People who have never used a sewing machine.

In a nutshell:
Author Johns provide an extremely basic overview of how to use a sewing machine, and then follows it up with projects to practice on.

Worth quoting:

Why I chose it:
After the last book, I did a bit more research before clicking purchase. This one looked to actually explain how to use a sewing machine.

It’s exciting when a book meets one’s needs and desires exactly, and this is one such book for me. As I mentioned in my last review, I’m interested in learning how to machine sew, but am 100% baffled by my new (very very basic) sewing machine. And yes, I am sure there are videos to watch that will help me understand what I’ve read, I have always learned best by reading about something before I watch a video. I need context, and to take things in myself.

This book starts out explaining the parts of the machine, but also showing how it works - there are easy to follow diagrams. It also includes additional tools to have (shears, pins, etc.). And then it gets right into the projects! Each one is meant to help develop techniques - the first is literally just practicing different stitches on a fabric square that I’ll turn into a pot holder. Each project includes the exact materials needed, starts with the technique I’ll be learning, then includes step by step instructions. They aren’t the most dramatic of projects (pot holder, place settings, drawstring bag), but they are all things I could use in the house.

I’m genuinely excited to try these things out, and so happy I found this book.

Keep it / Pass to a Friend / Donate it / Toss it:
Keep it
… (mais)
ASKelmore | 1 outra resenha | Aug 21, 2020 |
A simple helpful guide for help with sewing projects.
justmum | Dec 16, 2017 |
5 patterns to make and cuddle
jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |

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