Embroidery: Threads and Stories

From Alabama Chanin and The School of Making

Natalie Chanin


Designer Natalie Chanin blends embroidery and hand-sewing techniques with her own personal story in this empowering guide for all who love stitching and handcraft.

The book mixes lessons in sewing, design and embroidery with Natalie Chanin's engaging, personal story of the evolution of Alabama Chanin and the indelible mark the techniques she pioneered and the company she founded have made on the sewing and fashion industry.

Chapters explore design-related themes – craft, technique, relationship, repeat and colour – through images, instruction and stories from Chanin about her life, Alabama Chanin and the evolving view of craft and hand-sewing in the modern world. The book also explores how sewing and embroidery relate to wider concerns of sustainability, community and women’s empowerment.


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