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Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer
     

Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer

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by Rebecca Ringquist
 

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For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from

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For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the "proper" way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.

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Library Journal
06/01/2015
Ringquist came to embroidery through fine art—it's a skill she learned in a feminist art history class—and her take on the craft is that it's not a pursuit of tidy perfection but a way to tell stories and to connect with our past. In her first book, Ringquist teaches basic hand and machine embroidery stitches and techniques, applying these skills to diverse projects that will appeal to the contemporary crafter. There aren't any fussy alphabet samplers and there's no focus on keeping the back of your work free of knots—rather, this is a celebration of the range of ways that embroidery can be used to embellish everything from paper to T-shirts to linens. A printed cloth sampler is included with the book; when it disappears (as it inevitably will), there's a full-color photograph that can be transferred to fabric using the techniques provided in the book. VERDICT Ringquist is a skilled instructor with a great deal of experience. Crafters who are intimidated by embroidery will find her free-spirited approach refreshing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613129791
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Publication date:
05/24/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
406,772
File size:
25 MB
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Rebecca Ringquist is a sought-after mixed-media artist and embroidery instructor. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Museum of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Etsy, the NYPL Crafternoon series, Squam, Purl Soho, and online at Creativebug.com. She sells her samplers on Etsy and her website drop-cloth.blogspot.com.

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