Published by Search Press
The traditional embroidery hoop, a well loved, well known tool to most of us. However how can it be used? What place does it have in our day? This book takes a modern look at how to use this tool and how its cool as well as useful……….
Who is it aimed at?
Beginners as well as those wanting new ideas; it is achievable!
About the artist
Cristin Morgan is an accessories designer turned contemporary embroidery artist. Inspired by nature, colour, texture and graphic design, Cristin believes that embroidery deserves a place outside of the hoop. Her work can be found on her website and on her Instagram where she also shares a behind-the-scenes look into her creative process with her 15.5K followers…..not a bad following eh?
There are plenty of projects outlined in this publication. Ones which are hoop art based and others which eventually venture outside of our round companion….
There is plenty of lovely styling in this book; very Instagram worthy and appropriate.
What makes this book special?
We think it has a young appeal. We imagine this one being given to school age children, to encourage them to have a different hobby. The hand writing and diagrams are all very kid friendly; making embroidery a fashionable thing to do….
Anything wrong with the book?
If you are a traditional embroiderer who doesn’t want to change, this will go over your head.
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'