Hey guys, today I wanted to let you know about a fun new embroidery book that came out this month! From Rebecca Ringquist, comes a book with a modern approach to a traditional craft—embroidery.
First, Here’s a little about the book: 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 a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.
I’m just a beginner at embroidery, only having done it a handful of times, but I am so inspired by this book! I think it is more for us Indie Artists rather than for someone who does more traditional embroidery art.
Rebecca tells you about all of the different embroider materials out there (and even shares adorable little illustrations of them!), which threads are good for thin lines, or thick lines,different types of needles, scissors, hoops and thimbles. She even gives info about what fabrics are good, fun finishing supplies, like trims.
There are projects for multiple skill levels, One of my favorites I think would be the portrait napkins. There are so many fun, new, modern/indie projects in this book it is hard to choose a favorite though.
I only know how to do a few stitches, but I should learn some more with the help of this book.
About the author 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.