Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns (Paperback)
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This book has the coolest anatomy and animal/nature embroidery in it! — From Syd's NON-FICTION picks
Step inside the enchanted world of arcane imagery and rich esoteric symbolism in this deeply imaginative embroidery art book!
Author Gayla Partridge draws upon her knowledge of vintage anatomical artwork, floral design, palmistry, Ouija, and oddities from the natural world to create magical, witchy twists on an age-old craft. Through extraordinary, stylized photography and detailed close-ups of designs, the embroidery art in Stitchcraft is entirely achievable with basic stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, enchanting beginners and expert crafters alike.
• 30 intricate embroidery designs, using a combination of nine basic stitches
• Insights from the author on how she created each piece
• 30 basic patterns to get you started embroidering your own version of her designs
From the anatomy of a snake to floral skulls, from palmistry hands to botanical hearts, readers will be inspired to recreate Partridge’s spellbinding designs and to make them their own.
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.