PRE-ORDER: The Geometry of Hand-Sewing
The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making by Natalie Chanin is a comprehensive guide to hand-stitching and embroidery. This book focuses solely on the stitches themselves rather than projects or garments. It takes embroidery stitches and breaks them down into different geometric grid systems that make learning even seemingly elaborate stitches as easy as child’s play. The Geometry of Hand-Sewing presents this breakthrough method and features illustrated instructions 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 further increase one’s repertoire. 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 or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric. All pre-orders will ship with a special gift in early November.
This installment highlights:
- Instruction for more than 100 embroidery stitches
- Plastic stitching cards die-cut with the 7 grids shown in the book
- Labeled illustrations of each stitch for both left- and right-handed stitching
- Photographs of both the front and back of each stitchQuantity
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin is a companion to the Alabama Studio Series: Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. In this final volume of the four-book series, we offer, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous three books in the Alabama Studio Series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including, the Polka Dot in three variations, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena. Choose to add paper patterns for the new designs below with your purchase of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. Visit our Resources page to download of our bonus Large Scallops stencil artwork for free. Printed in the USA.
This installment highlights:
- 9 core garment patterns with up to 34 standard variations, plus three bonus pocket patterns
- Patterns from the entire Alabama Studio Book Series with the additional XXL size
- 5 full-scale stencil designs, plus a free bonus download available
- Useful, convenient CD that minimizes its ecological footprint by conserving paper
Alabama Studio Sewing + Design
The third installment from our Alabama Studio Series presents techniques used to create the Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing. Included in this encyclopedic compilation are dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, a hat, and fingerless gloves. Each piece is first featured in its basic form, then with embellishments, and is then mixed, matched, and layered to showcase its stunning versatility. Order your signed copy of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe.Quantity