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Hoop n Loop

How to Embroider Your Dog's Portrait

Carol Tai


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Hardie Grant Books (UK)
07 October 2020
As we all know, pets are the best-loved members of the family; they are always there with a wagging tail, and, unless there's a sofa-scratching or shoe-chewing incident, we rarely have cause to argue with them. Such is people's love of their animals that accessories and clothing have become a booming business - think designer dog leads, personalised collars, rain coats and even dog food cookbooks - but with Hoop n Loop, there's a difference: pets become the stars of their owners' wardrobes and homes. In 2017, after years spent as a professional pattern cutter in the fashion industry, animal lover Carol Tai decided to put her two passions together - illustration and dogs - to create personalised t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, cushions and tote bags featuring people's pet portraits. This book, with a brief introduction explaining how to get started, pull-out and downloadable templates and step-by-step projects showing you exactly how to recreate the 20 most popular breeds in thread form, is perfect for the dog lover and fashion addict alike, showing just how easy it is to create your own homage.
By:   Carol Tai
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Hardback
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 205mm, 
Weight:   720g
ISBN:   9781784883720
ISBN 10:   1784883727
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   07 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active

Based in East London, Hoop n Loop was founded by Carol Tai in 2017. After completing a fashion design degree in Manchester and spending time living in Glasgow, Tai moved to London to study fabrics and garment-making, and became a creative pattern cutter for high street brands. After fifteen years in the industry, Tai was looking for a way to bring her own love of animals into her work, so she set up Hoop n Loop to create embroidered pet portraits - inspired by her own dog, Koko.

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Whether an experienced freehand embroiderer or new to the craft, this easy and fun dog embroidery guide shows you how to create personalised t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, cushions, and tote bags. * Your Dog *

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