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The front cover art is by Kelli May-Krenz (All photos shown are inkjet mockups—the book is currently in production at the printer and will be ready to ship in late May 2017.)

The front cover art is by Kelli May-Krenz (All photos shown are inkjet mockups—the book is currently in production at the printer and will be ready to ship in late May 2017.)

this book is At the printer:
Anticipated shipping in late May 2017

Traditional embroidery and textile arts are enjoying a renaissance as we rediscover stitching techniques once popular during our grandmothers’ times. Embroidery, needlework, appliqué and quilting are au courant in illustration, fine art and craft. Stitch•illo highlights the many sides of this resurgence: the textural, labour-intensive works of textile artists who tell stories through their work; illustrators who eschew digital tools and are turning to needle, thread and fabric as a means to communicate; and creative entrepreneurs employing stitching and needlework to build fulfilling businesses. Through techniques that emerge from the domestic arts, women are reclaiming stitching as a medium that goes beyond decoration or simple function. The needle is likened to a pencil or paint brush; thread, yarn and fibre is the paint. The artists profiled within Stitch•illo honour their own histories and cultures while layering upon them. Wielding simple needle and thread, they stitch powerful messages. They push boundaries, both of what society expects of women’s art, and what the artists expect of themselves. They illustrate the world around them—or conjure new ones from deep within their imagination. They create beauty and find peace. They tell deeply personal stories, and in the process share universal ones of connection and feeling. 

46 artists • 352 pages • over 600 images

the dust jackets

Similar to Feed Sacks and The UPPERCASE Compendium of Craft and Creativity, Stitch•illo also has 4 different dust jackets that you can fold to reveal your favourite pattern. A belly band wraps around the dust jacket and brands the book as part of the Encyclopedia of Inspiration series. Pre-ordered copies will also come with an embroidered UPPERCASE U patch.

Detail of beaded and stitched art by Liz Payne

Detail of beaded and stitched art by Liz Payne

Detail of stitched illustration by Evelin Kasikov

Detail of stitched illustration by Evelin Kasikov

The back of needlework by Hannah Bass

The back of needlework by Hannah Bass

Closeup of stitching by Monika Kinner-Whalen

Closeup of stitching by Monika Kinner-Whalen

 
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Mockup of Stitch•illo pictured with a printed copy of Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric (text by Linzee Kull McCray)

Mockup of Stitch•illo pictured with a printed copy of Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric (text by Linzee Kull McCray)

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