Slow Stitch by Claire Wellesley-Smith
[Hardcover, 128 pages] Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art by Claire Wellesley-Smith. Sometimes less is more...and quality is more important than quantity. This is true in textile art too, and this much-needed guide brings a meaningful, thoughtful, and sustainable approach to stitchery. Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down, including: Using simple techniques inspired by traditional practice (including hand-stitch rhythms); Reusing and re-inventing materials; Limiting your equipment; Mending revisited (practical and decorative techniques) and Project ideas and resources that help towards making a more sustainable textile practice. Richly illustrated throughout, and showcasing work from the best textile artists who work in this way, this is a truly inspirational book that will connect with those who seek a new way of working, whether it is beginning a stitch journal or joining a community of like-minded artists.