An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns
Blue Star Press, 9781944515744, 208pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Step inside a world of arcane imagery and rich esoteric symbolism in Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns.
Author Gayla Partridge draws upon her knowledge of phrenology, anatomy, floral design, and Ouija to create deeply imaginative embroidery art. Stitchcraft features:
- 30 intricate pieces, designed using a combination of nine basic stitches
- Insight from the author on the creation of each original piece
- 30 basic patterns to get the reader started creating their own version of the pieces
Through extraordinary, stylized photography and detailed close-ups of her designs, readers learn about Partridge's sources of inspiration, technique, and modern twists on an age-old craft. The intricate pieces in Stitchcraft are entirely achievable with basic embroidery stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, enchanting embroidery beginners and experts alike.
From the anatomy of snakes to bountiful bouquets, from Dia de Los Muertos to a threaded Virgin Mary, readers will be inspired to recreate Partridge's exclusive designs, and to make them their own.