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Step inside a world of arcane imagery and rich esoteric symbolism in this deeply imaginative embroidery art book!
Author Gayla Partridge draws upon her knowledge of phrenology, anatomy, floral design, and Ouija to create unique twists on an age-old craft. Through extraordinary, stylized photography, and detailed close-ups of designs, the pieces in Stitchcraft are entirely achievable with basic embroidery stitches and easy-to-follow instructions, enchanting embroidery beginners and experts alike.
• 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
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.