I am so excited to announce my second book, Embroidered and Embellished, will be published in June 2013. You can find it here on C & T’ Publishers, and Amazon’s. I just got a peek of the inside of the book yesterday, and I can tell you honestly that I am thrilled, it will be so beautiful!
The book is evenly divided into the four categories of embroidery that I love. Traditional, Silk Ribbon, Raised and textured and Bead Embroidery. There are two projects per category, ranging from simple to more complicated; with a total of eight projects all together. There are about 20 stitches in each embroidery chapter, with a few extras thrown in for a total of 85 stitches.
I took all of the step-out photography as I did for my first book, Ribbonwork Gardens. I also illustrated the embroidery diagrams and drew steps for sewing, which were translated digitally by the staff.
There will be plenty of inspiration in the Gallery section, from wall hangings, to purses, etuis to pillows, garments and jewelry. There is also one special purse that was created by my dear friend Maryanne Gross, you can find more of her work here at Zingala’s Workshop.
Hope that you find inspiration in every day, and enjoy!
Looks like a really interesting book — I put it on my craft (really embroidery/bead/jewellery-making) book wishlist right away.
Thank you so much, I hope that your wish comes true! ~C
I added your new book to my Amazon Wish List. It looks like a must have reference book.
Thank you, I think that there is an interesting assortment of stitches, from traditional stitches you may know to some that will be new. ~Christen