Stitch Zakka

Stitch Zakka is a gorgeous new book filled with designs and projects by some of today’s most popular designers. Some of the contributors in this book are Aussie designers including some of my favourites: Natalie Lymer, Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan. Yay!

It features 22 projects and 25 embroidery stitches and is compiled by Gailen Runge for Stash Books.

Stitch Zakka

I absolutely love to stitch and this book has so many gorgeous projects that choosing the first one, was difficult. Each project includes the pattern to print up, materials list and easy to follow, step by step instructions.

Each stitch used in the project is listed, and at the back of the book, there are clear diagrams of each type of stitch. These diagrams are just perfect if you’re trying a 'new-to-you' stitch.


I can honestly say, that I will be making a few things from this book. Sometimes I find that I buy a book or magazine because I like the look of a projects, but end up only making the one thing. Well, in Stitch Zakka, I already have about 6 projects on my to-do list.

I am currently working on this owl stitchery project. The design and project is found in Stitch Zakka and is by Jasonda Desmond of Dotty Logic Design Studio.

I have a bit of a “thing” for owls and couldn’t resist the wise look of this little fellow. It will be made into a little cushion and will most likely sit on a shelf in my sewing room in the new house. My family don’t have the “owl love” that I do.

Do you love owls?
What is your absolute most favourite thing to stitch?
Or should I be asking, do you stitch?

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  1. Its one skill Id love to master, I purchased a beautiful embroidery book for left handers and its on my list to do this year.

  2. I love owls too! Late last winter I found a Northern Saw-Whet owl in our backyard, unfortunately it was dead. Such a beautiful bird and so tiny for being full grown - it fit into the palm of my hand! This was a once-in-a-lifetime event so I knew in my heart that I wanted to keep "Wink" and had him stuffed (another story!). Why Wink? When I found him facedown in the snow and turned him over, one eye was closed like he was winking at me!

    1. I’m intrigued. I must go and google Northern Saw-Whet owl.
      Thanks for sharing x

  3. Hi Anorina, so happy to see you are enjoying the book and super excited that you are working on my owl pattern! Love the polka dot fabric choice too. :) Take care.


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