PUSH Stitchery has arrived!
It’s kinda strange doing a book review of your own book, but here goes!
“PUSH Stitchery kicks ass, and if you’re reading this then it should be in your collection. End of story!”
In all seriousness, I’ve worked hard to curate a book that showcases the fantastic talent and work from 30 hugely talented artists, proving beyond a doubt that stitchery is a valid art form.
I’m really pleased with the design of the book as it’s something a bit different to the normal embroidery books out there; the die cut cover is the icing on the cake. It’s a good weight as well, and quite pleasant to handle. Heck, it even smells quite nice!
(I should point out, I’ve not included any pictures from the book in this review as I don’t want to ruin the surprise! The ones in this post are pieces that you might not have seen before 🙂 )
I’ve been thrilled to see people’s reactions to the book, as there seems to be something in there to appeal to everyone. The book can’t be quickly consumed either – people get drawn into it and spend time slowly absorbing each piece of art.
I hope that you all enjoy the book; it’s been an honour to have this opportunity to prove just how cool our beloved stitchery is, and I hope that I’ve done it justice!
PUSH: Stitchery is published by Lark Books and is available from all good retailers.
(PS: PUSH Paper is the sister book and features the finest in contemporary papercrafts. Curated by Jaime Zollars from Paper Forest, it’s a very cool book and you should seriously consider getting both of them!)
(PPS: If you’re in your local bookstore and you see the book, feel free to remerchandise the area to make it more visible! 🙂 )
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