The Embroidered Closet
Modern Hand-stitching for Upgrading and Upcycling Your Wardrobe
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- Publication Date: November 15, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- ISBN: 9781647005405
- Page Count: 160
- Rights: World/All
Sustainability meets DIY in this instructive guide to garment embroidery from designer and fiber artist Alexandra Stratkotter
Combining comprehensive instruction with photography and illustrations, The Embroidered Closet guides novice and experienced stitchers through the process of adorning and upcycling garments. Now more than ever, we are all pitching in to help the planet: This book offers a fun and satisfying avenue to do just that by refreshing the wardrobe you have and making your clothes seem new again.
The Embroidered Closet presents the inexpensive craft of embroidery and uses it to show readers just how fun embellishing your own clothing can be. Expect to learn not just about tools, techniques, stitches, and project designs, but also how to pick fabrics that work best for you and your wardrobe, how to source and thrift your clothing, and how to mend and prevent wear and tear. Stratkotter will inspire you to expand your options and test out your own embroidered creations. Whether you’re interested in personalizing your clothing, upgrading wardrobe staples, or seeking to enhance your skill set, Stratkotter’s stylish and classic designs offer something for everyone.
About the author
Alexandra Stratkotter is a self-taught fiber artist and the creative mind behind Florals & Floss. She lives in Alberta, Canada.