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Pet Portrait Embroidery {review}

Pet Portrait Embroidery {review}

Our little pet is now 2 years old. I can’t believe we’ve had him in our lives for so long now but I definitely couldn’t imagine life without him. I was recently sent a copy of Pet Portrait Embroidery, published by Search Press, to review.

Pet Portrait Embroidery {review}

The book is titled, Pet Portrait Embroidery: Lovingly stitch your dog or cat; a modern guide to thread painting by Michelle Staub.

Celebrate your pet with a modern embroidered art portrait. Michelle Staub puts a modern spin on thread painting with her easy-to-learn approach and just four embroidery stitches. Start today with 20 customisable projects and paint stunningly realistic pet portraits with just a needle and thread. Try your hand at two styles minimal outlines and incredible full-colour renderings.

Michelle Staub is a self-taught embroidery artist who has been creating pet embroideries since 2014. She loves using needle and thread to create gorgeous keepsakes. Her pet portraits have been featured in magazines, on television, and on websites around the world. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with her husband, dog, and three cats. You can find her online at

I loved the sound of the book. I’ve made a few things for our dog but I thought it would be really fun to make a portrait of him. The book shares lots of techniques for creating pet portraits from taking the best reference photos, to transferring patterns, outlined portraits and detailed portraits. There are projects you can stitch or use to make your own portraits. There are even florals, letters and banners so you can truly customise your own pet portrait.

Pet Portrait Embroidery: Lovingly stitch your dog or cat; a modern guide to thread painting by Michelle Staub, is priced £18.99 and available from the Search Press website.



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    Rebecca Smith
    February 10, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    This sounds like such an interesting book! I hope you share some of the things you have made on your blog – I would love to see them!

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    Rhian Westbury
    February 10, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    We’ve only had our kittens for about 5 months but life would not be the same without them, and this sounds like such a nice book to be able to craft something that looks like them x

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