Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops : A Bend-the-Rules Primer
A Bend-the-Rules Primer
For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques. Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist's Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the "proper" way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.
Rebecca Ringquist is a sought-after mixed-media artist and embroidery instructor. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Museum of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Etsy, the NYPL Crafternoon series, Squam, Purl Soho, and online at Creativebug.com. She sells her "new school" samplers on Etsy and her website drop-cloth.blogspot.com.