The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and

The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio)➺ [Reading] ➼ The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio) By Natalie Chanin ➯ – Varanus.us 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 t As makers we tend of Hand-Sewing: PDF º 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 The Geometry eBook » School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systemsand by using grids as guides they could make learning stitches even Geometry of Hand-Sewing: PDF ↠ seemingly elaborate ones as easy as childs play In The Geometry of Hand Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method featuring illustrated instructions for both right and left handed stitchers forthan Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance ePUB Ö stitchesfrom the most basic straight and chain to thefanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase ones 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 practicingjust as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes or used as stencils for Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance ePUB Ö transferring grids to fabricAs 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 systemsand by using grids as guides they could make learning stitches even seemingly elaborate ones as easy as childs play In The Geometry of Hand Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method featuring illustrated instructions for both right and left handed stitchers forthan stitchesfrom the most basic straight and chain to thefanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase ones 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 practicingjust as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric 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 systemsand by using grids as guides they could make learning stitches even seemingly elaborate ones as easy as childs play In The Geometry of Hand Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method featuring illustrated instructions for both right and left handed stitchers forthan stitchesfrom the most basic straight and chain to thefanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase ones 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 practicingjust as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.

The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and
  • Kindle
  • 144pages
  • The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio)
  • Natalie Chanin
  • English
  • 01 November 2014
  • 1419726633

    13 thoughts on “The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and


  1. says:

    uestion How could all these words in the title be connectedAnswer When you take your wistful dreams of designing embroidery and apply practical geometric techniues you live your romance of creativity and self expressionIt's so hard to learn brand new hobby techniues; it seems like if we don't already know how to do it we'll never know I've been stitching all my life and have derived the greatest joy when I took a class and learned to make something beautiful that I had been clueless about One class that particularly inspired me was a linen bellpull on which I learned over 100 different hardanger hemstitch insertion and surface stitches I've wanted to sit down and design my own works butwhere to start This book helps These are the chapters1 A New Way to Think About Sewing and Embroidery2 For the Love of Tools3 Basic Stitches4 Enhancing Stitches5 Manipulating Grids6 Patterned StitchesI own hundreds of needlework books which cover just about every techniue imaginable but I just haven't sat myself down to get started This book might break the tide It's the practical element of the 2 pages of plastic grids in the back which addresses one of the biggest problems size If you want to embroider a pretty border around your shirt cuff it's not just a uestion of what decorative stitch but how big the stitches should be The first grid includes small medium and large templates for the type of straight stitching on the book's cover The second grid includes 7 different sizes of circles It's all mix 'n' match It's very clear It's very inspiring I also recommend these books in sort of same theme of expanding your repertoire of stitches and learning to designRebecca Ringuist’s Embroidery Workshops A Bend the Rules PrimerStitch Sampler The Ultimate Visual Dictionary to Over 200 Classic StitchesEmbroidery Stitches Step by step by Lucinda Ganderton several editions are available on The Embroidered Garden Stitching through the Seasons of a Flower Garden by Kazuko AokiBead Embroidery Stitch Samples Motifs


  2. says:

    I ended up buying a physical copy of this book which I adore because the translation to Kindle is really hard to read If you're interested in this book just buy a physical copy


  3. says:

    I love hand sewing but had been on the fence about buying this book for a year or so because the Alabama Chanin style does not flatter me very well All I can say is why did I wait This is one beautiful book The content will please anyone who loves hand work andor embroidery The included templates made from a sturdy template plastic invite stitch play the spiral binding makes this a book that easy to use and love There is nothing that has not pleased me very muchand I am even considering making an a la Alabama Chanin style garment


  4. says:

    I have the other 4 books by Natalie Chanin and this one is a fantastic addition to the set What I love best about her books is that they are so well organized and educational This book is no exception There are even 2 plastic stitching cards included that allow for the marking of the fabric The pictures and explanations are so clear that I believe anyone could teach themselves how to do beautiful Alabama Chanin handworkI along with my sewing friends make many garments using supplies from Alabama Chanin We enjoy working and creating together and are so appreciative that Natalie's books are available for guidance I strongly recommend Natalie's online Craftsy class and buying her maker supplies from her website as they are superior products that yield the best results in my opinion My friend and I took a weekend workshop from Natalie in Florence Alabama several years ago and it was a wonderful experience Her newest book here just inspires me


  5. says:

    The inclusion of the templates at the back of the book is extremely helpful Without them I think learning and practicing the various stitches featured in the book would be a laborious process A few of the illustrations are difficult for me to follow so patience and dedication are necessary This isn't and easy process for me to learn but my desire helps to overcome the difficulty Without a living instructor to guide me this book fills a need


  6. says:

    I'm 60 and I love handsewing Altho I feel like I waste time doing it especially when the sewing machine is faster And yet I've always loved handsewing It is soothing to handsew Now I have a whole array of new stitches to learn and use If you love to hand sew buy this book


  7. says:

    I’m a big fan of Natalie Chanin and own several other books This one is fantastic with great close up photos and easy to follow directions I’ve already added two new ones to a project I’m working on


  8. says:

    Originally I loved the look of this book decided really I am not going to get into this kind of hand sewingembellishment Craftsy had a free weekend so I watched Natalie Chanins class blown away by the simplicity and beauty of this hand work So I may not do a skirt or a blousebut knowing how to do this might just be enough to spark some kind of random beauty created by my hand stitching


  9. says:

    A clever book beautifully presented I love Natalie Chanin; if you get a chance to watch a video with her speaking you will be charmed by her peaceful demeanour skilfulness and Southern accentThis book like all her work is carefully constructed to allow you to develop your skills All the stitches are linear inasmuch as they are not motif based Grids made of tough plastic are included in the back of the book these are very useful for transferring dots However I can pretty much accurately stitch without the dots just by using my needle You can also mark a needle so you can use it to measureThere are no projects in this book it simply is about stitching I am slightly worried I won't want to produce lines of stitching I uite like handstitching motifs and embellishments in stitches like french knots and bullion knots which I pile to form daises or flowersOh and fly stitch love that one however I would not send the book back as I just find the whole presentation beautiful and almost mystical gorgeous peaceful mindful stitching I fancy trying the stitches on some hand dyed fabric or even on feltLayers of stitch are built up for a stylish lush effectLovely artisan uniue book I would like to try the stitches on doll dresses first I make art dollsI have added some photos of my work so you know I am a serious stitcher


  10. says:

    This is a useful and practical book especially if you want your embroidery to survive living in it or with it and the laundry processThe spiral binding means it opens and lays flat no annoying lifting when using both hands to sewAll the stitches show how they appear on BOTH sides of the fabric Very useful if you want both sides to be decorativeThe stencils supplied have holes big enough to put a dressmaker’s chalk pencil throughThe stencils guarantee even sized straight stitching lines reminds me of learning cursive handwriting at school back when handwriting needed to be legibleIf you are in the uk or Europe the closest thread I have found to Button Craft is Coats Dual Duty


  11. says:

    This is an excellent book for learning all the basic stitches and then going on to further embellish them combine different stitches together etc It clearly shows how to do the stitches and even what they should look like on the back There are also examples of how the embroidery can be used on various garments Apart from all that its just a really lovely book so beautifully produced that looking through it is like a little meditation


  12. says:

    I absolutely love this book It is an inspiration for beginners and seasoned embroiderers alike The inclusion of the grids is fantastic as it makes stitch design so much easier and uicker and I have been playing around with stitch combinations If you are a bit OCD about accuracy as I am even when just sketching an idea then you will find the grids so easy to use Aside from the hand embroidery inspiration I have a sewing machine that allows you to design your own stitches and this makes it so much easier to do I love the binding of the book too hidden inside a traditional appearing cover is a neat spiral bound affair that means the book stays flat when opened The whole thing has been very carefully thought out and produced to exceptionally high uality


  13. says:

    OMG there are so many stitches in this book that allow you to transform so much The stencils keep you on track and the instructions are clear and concise So glad this is in my library

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