5 Needlework Books for Modern Makers
The art of embroidery and other needlework will always mesmerize us. And there are so many wonderful books on the subject these days. So it was time to pick our ‘editor’s choice’ of favorite needlework books.
Color Confident Stitching – Karen Barbé
Fussing over color choices every time you start a new project? Color Confident Stitching by Karen Barbé will help you explore and dissect the world of colors into palettes, grids and stitches.
Thread Folk – Libby Moore
In the mood for thread and needle? Libby Moore’s Thread Folk is a great source guide as you embark on your next embroidery journe
Left-Handed Stitchery – Sally Cowan
For those of us who are left-handed, you will find this book at the bottom of the rainbow! Left-handed Stitchery, a book by lefty fashion designer Sarah Cowen, is made especially for left-handed needlework makers. With a variety of stitches, illustrations and drawings, this book is a dream for the 15 % that are usually ‘left out’ of needlework tutorials.
Pen to Thread – Sarah Watson
If you’re looking for cute and quirky illustrations to take your embroidery game to the next level, you can call off the search. Pen to Thread by Sarah Watson is jam packed with adorable embroidery designs to inspire your stitches.
Slow Stitch – Claire Wellesley-Smith
Claire Wellesley-Smith, you had us at ‘Slow’. With KOEL we more than often hope to inspire you to slow down, reflect and enjoy your crafting process. Slow Stitch is a richly illustrated book full of traditional techniques will show you the joys of adopting a less-is-more approach. Bringing a thoughtful and meaningful approach to your textile practice.
Inspired by these needlework books and can’t wait to start your own needlework project? Have a gander at our needlework patterns.