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. 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.
- 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
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.
|Publisher:||Blue Star Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Gayla Partridge is a Texas native with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her initial creative focus was stained glass; however, in 2002, she began working in photography, launching a successful ten-year career creating high-concept fine art designing and photographing intensely detailed and complex handmade sets, costumes, and vignettes. Gayla’s brings the same eye for fine art and detail to embroidery, her newest creative passion.
A note from the author on her approach in Stitchcraft : Although I do provide basic patterns at the back of this book, I don’t feel it is necessary to follow an embroidery pattern. To me, the beauty of embroidery is having the freedom to make design decisions as you work on a piece. The projects in Stitchcraft are not written as an embroidery kit might be, with every single step and stitch listed. Rather, I provide patterns along with notes about how I approached each piece to get you started. You should feel free to substitute colors and other elements to make your piece unique to you.