Gorgeous, a little weird and a hint of creepy- this beautiful book of surprisingly achievable embroidery patterns and instructions will delight beginners and pros alike. With 9 basic stitches used to create all the designs and tear out patterns you can start making these lovely pieces right away.— Miriam L
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.
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.