A new book arrived from the UK today!
by Sophie Long.
This is a gorgeous 288-page hardcover book outlining ‘traditional techniques and contemporary applications for hand and machine embroidery’. There are 8 chapters which cover Surface Embroidery, Counted Surface Embroidery, Embellishment, Stumpwork, Whitework, Three-dimensional Embroidery, Free-Motion Embroidery, and Digital Embroidery.
Each chapter covers a number of embroidery techniques including a brief history as well as vibrant photos, illustrations, patterns, and tutorials. I was pleased to see a number of pages about bead embroidery in the Embellishment chapter. I also enjoyed the sections about Canvas Work, Blackwork, and Figures.. I had no idea there were so many stitches to learn!
Each chapter also features a number of inspiring artist profiles which explain their tips and techniques – mine is on page 134! I am honoured that my beadwork is featured in such a beautiful and extensive book about the fine art of embroidery:)
If you are looking for a modern book which covers all aspects of hand and machine embroidery, this is definitely the one to get! You can order a signed hardcover copy directly from Sophie’s website. You will also find a softcover version at Amazon.com here in the USA. Enjoy!