Modern Hand Stitching
Landauer Publishing; $24.95
I love the resurgence in hand stitching. We are definitely seeing more emphasis in what we could call “slow stitching,” enjoying the process of the stitching. Ruth Chandler’s Modern Hand Stitching is a wonderful resource in this area. Ruth teaches you nearly 40 stitches as well as challenges you with her “No Boundaries” section for each stitch to build beyond the basics. To learn the stitches, Ruth suggests creating a sampler book. Interspersed throughout the book are pieces from a designer’s gallery to provide additional inspiration. If you need a refresher on basic hand stitches or are starting from scratch, this is a good resource.
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