book review // stitch along
Jenny Doh puts amazing books together. She just does. If you're not familiar with her, Jenny is the author of We Make Dolls, Craft-a-Doodle, Hand in Hand, and more. But I say that Jenny puts these books together because most of them feature a collection of artists, each sharing what they do best. Jenny ties it all together and curates something special.
Her latest book, Stitch Along, came out not too long ago, and I've been eager to share a very biased review. Stitch Along includes 10 embroidery artists, with 3 projects and 10 motifs from each. And about this biased review? Well, I'm one of the 10 people in here, so of course I'm gonna like it!
Being a big fan of her work, I was delighted and honored when she asked me to create my own little stitch along for this book. The theme I chose was kitschy kitchen, which made for some fun stitching!
Each artist has their own themed stitch along, as well as a little Q & A page like this. The women that created these are so talented. I look up to them, and am blessed to call a few of them friends (Internet friends, anyway!). How wonderful to be in the same pages as them!
Our styles are all quite different. Charlotte Lyons, Sami Teasdale, and Rebecca Sower all stitch such beautiful things with a contemporary twist on tradition.
Liesi Cross and Megan Eckman are a little more funky and quirky like me. And of course there are other favorite stitchers in here too.
Having recently participated in an online swap, I think that this book is perfect for that sort of thing. It would also be so fun and helpful for coordinating a stitch along either online or with your local embroidery friends. Just think about how each person could take the theme and projects from one of the Stitch Along sections and interpret it with their own style! I know that I'm excited to try some of these and mix and match the projects with the embroidery styles that we all stitch.
If you are just getting started with embroidery, this is a great place to start (there's a very nice basics section!), or if you are experienced, but looking for new ideas....this is also a great place to start! Trust me. You'll like this book!
Oh, and if you're on Instagram, I'd love it if you followed me. Today I'll even be posting my very first IG giveaway...for an extra copy of Stitch Along! Find me here.
PS: Insider note...Jenny's upcoming book Sewn Together is available now for pre-order, and you'll find me in there too!