This is not your grandma's embroidery book. Featuring a die-cut case with actual stitching on the front cover, Embroidered Life shows that illustrations created with needle and thread can be strikingly contemporary. From beautiful botanicals to bold affirmations, the work of self-taught fiber artist Sarah K. Benning gives any embroidery enthusiast, art lover, or plant fanatic a new appreciation for the craft of needlework. In this eye-catching art book, popular blogger Sara Barnes guides readers through Benning's innovative embroidery process and successful business model, offering behind-the-scenes insights to inspire makers and creative entrepreneurs.
Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 V
Publication Date: 09/03/2019
Sara Barnes is a freelance writer and artist, and author of the blog Brown Paper Bag. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Sarah K. Benning is a contemporary embroidery artist based in New Hampshire who creates highly detailed, hand-stitched works; writes DIY patterns for other embroidery practitioners; and teaches workshops all over the world.
“Embroidery artist Sarah Benning has a way with a needle and thread. Her fabric and filament creations are next-level inventive, giving the everyday houseplant a vibrant new life... In Embroidered Life she talks about her innovative process and successful business model, offering behind-the-scenes insight that will inspire both makers and entrepreneurs.”
—Sweet Paul Magazine