The Geometry of Hand-sewing
A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery From Alabama Chanin and the School of MakingBook - 2017
In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches--from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one's repertoire further. To simplify learning, the book also includes two plastic stitching cards die-cut with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These reusable cards can be stitched through for practicing (just as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes) or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.
From Library Staff
An excellent and detailed introduction to hand sewing, types of stitches, and even the spacing of stitches to get different effects. Beautiful photographs who how the stitches have been used in Alabama Chanin clothing and projects.
DPLSaraQT Feb 04, 2018
Amazing book! The founder of fashion line, Alabama Chanin, breaks hand-stitches down into their basic parts. In the back of the book, you'll find two plastic sheets with holes punched in grids to help in practicing the stitches. Please remember to leave the plastic sheets in the book for the nex... Read More »