The Geometry Of Hand-sewing: A Romance In Stitches And Embroidery From Alabama Chanin And The School Of Making by Natalie ChaninThe Geometry Of Hand-sewing: A Romance In Stitches And Embroidery From Alabama Chanin And The School Of Making by Natalie Chanin

The Geometry Of Hand-sewing: A Romance In Stitches And Embroidery From Alabama Chanin And The…

byNatalie ChaninIllustratorSun Young Park

Paperback | November 7, 2017

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As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play.
 
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.
 
Natalie Chanin is the founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin and author of Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, and Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns.  
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Title:The Geometry Of Hand-sewing: A Romance In Stitches And Embroidery From Alabama Chanin And The…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:10.75 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419726633

ISBN - 13:9781419726637

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from a beautiful book This book takes stitching to another level. While the stitches are not new, the way the author layers them and intertwines them makes the work stand out in a way that is stunning. The instructions are easy to follow, the photographs are beautiful and detailed and the possibilities are endless. This book even comes with templates that help you map out your own creations! Very helpful! Inspiring!
Date published: 2018-05-10