Cloth 30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool, and Hide
Cloth
30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool, and Hide
  • Imprint: STC Craft
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Price: $35.00
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 9 34
  • ISBN: 1-61769-109-7
  • EAN: 9781617691096
  • Page Count: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history, and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections—cotton, wool, silk, linen, and hide—are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile's properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers, and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious, and personal items for mindful living.

Praise

“The photographs in the book are beautiful.”
Home & Living, Examiner.com
“I am in love . . . This is a beautiful book. It was a visual pleasure to look through . . . and, easy to imagine that I could and, more importantly, would make the projects Ellis offers.”
Sew News
“Cloth is thoughtfully written and beautifully photographed. This would be a hard book to keep stashed in your studio. It could just as easily own a space on your coffee table, where you could share with your guests your affection for textiles.”
CraftGossip
“This exploration of the history and beauty of fabric is a unique addition to sewing collections, and savvy sewists will enjoy the challenging proposals.”
Library Journal
“This book is truly beautiful. It is beautiful enough to get someone who knows nothing about sewing to learn to sew.”
Getting Stitched on the Farm
Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history, and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections—cotton, wool, silk, linen, and hide—are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile’s properties.”
Spoonflower Blog
“Lavishly illustrated and full of practical tips, Cloth embodies the William Morris aesthetic by which Ellis lives: like the objects in its pages, it is both beautiful and useful.”
Shelf Awareness
“Artisan projects sewn from linen, cotton, silk, wool, and hide capture a modern tastemaker’s interpretation of traditional sewing endeavors.”
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About the author

Cassandra Ellis is a designer and maker of high-end quilts, homewares, and accessories, which she sells to Liberty of London and other retailers by commission. Her work has been featured in Elle Decoration, in House & Garden, and on Design*Sponge. Visit her site at www. cassandraellis.co.uk.