Now that January is officially sewn up, it’s time for a new project—February. I’m not trying to be crafty (i.e., tricky), but I am threading my way to this week’s theme: embroidery. This is knot just a random subject, dear crafters, but a serious reading promotion. February is National Embroidery Month, thank you very much. So, grab your sewing supplies, and let’s get started.
To embroider or not to embroider, well, that is the question—and a personal choice. Creating art with needle and thread isn’t for everyone, but if you enjoy keeping yourself in stitches—back, running, chain, and satin, to name a few—this column should make you darn happy.
Today’s reading suggestions are just a small sample of what is available in the craft section of the library’s collection. Repeating a popular phrase, a stitch in time saves nine. Perhaps. But nine stitches may feel like a lifetime of needlework for anyone not inclined to embrace embroidery. Don’t worry, February has a lot to offer beyond stitchery. Groundhogs, valentines, and more, oh my.
- 365 Days of Stitches: How to Create a Personal Embroidery Journal by Steph Arnold.
- Cool Embroidery for Kids: A Fun and Creative Introduction to Fiber Art by Alex Kuskowski.
- Embroidered Crochet: Enchanting Projects to Crochet and Embroider by Anna Nikipirowicz.
- Embroidery: The Ideal Guide to Stitching, Whatever Your Level of Expertise by Lucinda Ganderton.
- Paint with Thread: A Step-by-Step Guide to Embroidery Through the Seasons by Emillie Ferris.
- Satisfying Stitches: Learn Simple Embroidery Techniques and Embrace the Joys of Stitching by Hand by Hope Brasfield.
New at the Library
- Holmes, Marple & Poe by James Patterson.
- Promise Me by Jill Mansell.
- The Prospectors by Ariel Djanikian.
- Digestive Problems Solved: A Patient’s Guide to Expert Insights and Solutions by James H. Tabibian.
- Njuta: (Enjoy In, Delight In): The Swedish Art of Savoring the Moment by Niki Brantmark.
- The Rebellious CEO: 12 Leaders Who Did It Right by Ralph Nader.
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
- Robot and Drone Technology by Amy C. Rea.
- Wonka by Sibeal Pounder.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at email@example.com