The intentional thread: A guide to drawing, gesture and color in stitch

Brandeis, SusanThe intentional thread: A guide to drawing, gesture and color in stitch. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing, 2019ISBN: 978 0 7643 5743 5224 pages Susan Brandeis is a Distinguished Professor Emerita and a member of an academy of outstanding teachers. As well as being a studio artist, she holds graduate degrees in both art educationContinue reading “The intentional thread: A guide to drawing, gesture and color in stitch”

Book Review – Embroidered Kitchen Garden

Aoki, KazukoEmbroidered Kitchen Garden; Vegetable, herb & flower motifs to stitch & savor.Salem, Zakka Workshop, 2019ISBN: 978 1 940552 40 896 pages A few years ago, I reviewed another book by this author, which I found so charming that I bought a copy for myself. I worked a design from it, which one of myContinue reading “Book Review – Embroidered Kitchen Garden”

Book Review – Sashiko

Clay, JillSashiko: 20 projects using traditional Japanese stitching. Lewes, East Sussex,Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications, 2019ISBN: 978 1 78494 487 2136 pages This is a beautifully designed book. As soon as I opened it, I found it appealing. The font is attractive, the layout is very good and the illustrations are seductive, especially if youContinue reading “Book Review – Sashiko”

Lynette’s best-loved stitcheries

Anderson, LynetteLynette’s best-loved stitcheries: 13 cottage-style projects you’ll adore. Bothell, W.A., Martingale, 2019 ISBN: 978 1 68356012 896 pages In the introduction, the author shares that her favourite things to design and make are small, useful day-to-day items, often something she can use or give to someone, which I think we, as embroiderers, can identifyContinue reading “Lynette’s best-loved stitcheries”