The Modern Embroidery Studio

Carve out time for you with The Modern Embroidery Studio. If you love all things handmade and you're looking to quench your creative thirst, this is the book for you.

The Modern Embroidery Studio

Carve out time for you with The Modern Embroidery Studio. If you love all things handmade and you're looking to quench your creative thirst, this is the book for you. Now more than ever, we need to slow down, unplug, and make something with our hands. Embroidery requires patience and attention to detail, but this tactile experience gives back in a much larger way: it centers our minds, helps us feel recharged in our fast paced lives, and provides us with fabulous pieces of art to wear, share, or hang. Although hand embroidery has been around for millennia, The Modern Embroidery Studio will help you dive into the craft in a fresh, modern way. In the early chapters, all the basics are covered, from picking the best tools and supplies to mastering a handy library of stitches. Next, you'll find the step-by-step projects, each bursting with color and arranged by theme. Browse eye-catching patterns to find your favorite and follow the simple directions, accompanied by author Lauren's instructional tips and tricks for embroidery success. Finally, learn how to apply and customize the designs to make them truly your own. If you're a novice stitcher, you'll be able to learn and progress as you go; if you already have some embroidery experience, The Modern Embroidery Studio has plenty to keep you engaged. Regardless of your skill level, let embroidery bring an extra dose of happiness to your day.

Modern Embroidery

Modern Embroidery


Jugendstil Women and the Making of Modern Design

Machine. embroidery. 72 A photograph taken around 1910 shows Margarethe von Brauchitsch at work in her commercial embroidery studio (Plate 3). ... Intriguingly, she is pictured using a machine rather than embroidering by hand.

Jugendstil Women and the Making of Modern Design

Jugendstil, that is Germany's distinct engagement with the international Art Nouveau movement, is now firmly engrained in histories of modern art, architecture and design. Recent exhibitions and publications across the world explored Jugendstil's key protagonists and artistic centres to firmly anchor their activities within the trajectories of German modernism. Women, however, continue to be largely absent from these revisionist accounts. Jugendstil Women and the Making of Modern Design argues that women in fact actively participated in the cultural and socio-economic exchanges that generated German design responses to European modernity. By drawing on previously unpublished archival material and a series of original case studies including Elsa Bruckmann's Munich salon, the Photo Studio Elvira and the Debschitz School, the book explores women's important contributions to modern German culture as collectors, consumers, critics, designers, educators, and patrons. This book offers a new interpretation of this vibrant period by considering diverse manifestations of historical female agency that pushed against historically entrenched conventions and gender roles. The book's rigorous approach reshapes Jugendstil historiography by positing women's lived experiences against dominant ideologies that emerged at this precise moment. In short, the book advocates women as an integral part of the emergence, dissemination and reception of Jugendstil and questions the deeply gendered histories of this key period in modern art, architecture and design.

The Lost Art of the Anglo Saxon World

The Sacred and Secular Power of Embroidery Alexandra Lester-Makin ... pointing to methods of working with similarities to those of the modern embroidery studio.125 Workers may have been drawn from across the country, and housed and ...

The Lost Art of the Anglo Saxon World

This latest title in the highly successful Ancient Textiles series is the first substantial monograph-length historiography of early medieval embroideries and their context within the British Isles. The book brings together and analyses for the first time all 43 embroideries believed to have been made in the British Isles and Ireland in the early medieval period. New research carried out on those embroideries that are accessible today, involving the collection of technical data, stitch analysis, observations of condition and wear-marks and microscopic photography supplements a survey of existing published and archival sources. The research has been used to write, for the first time, the ‘story’ of embroidery, including what we can learn of its producers, their techniques, and the material functions and metaphorical meanings of embroidery within early medieval Anglo-Saxon society. The author presents embroideries as evidence for the evolution of embroidery production in Anglo-Saxon society, from a community-based activity based on the extended family, to organized workshops in urban settings employing standardized skill levels and as evidence of changing material use: from small amounts of fibers produced locally for specific projects to large batches brought in from a distance and stored until needed. She demonstrate that embroideries were not simply used decoratively but to incorporate and enact different meanings within different parts of society: for example, the newly arrived Germanic settlers of the fifth century used embroidery to maintain links with their homelands and to create tribal ties and obligations. As such, the results inform discussion of embroidery contexts, use and deposition, and the significance of this form of material culture within society as well as an evaluation of the status of embroiderers within early medieval society. The results contribute significantly to our understanding of production systems in Anglo-Saxon England and Ireland.

The Modern Embroidery Movement

Zorach, Harbeson, and their collaborators shared a belief in embroidery as a meaningful form of artistic expression ... Easily aligned with studio craft practices in their emphasis on professional art training, the modern embroiderers ...

The Modern Embroidery Movement

In the early twentieth century, Marguerite Zorach and Georgiana Brown Harbeson were at the forefront of the modern embroidery movement in the United States. In the first scholarly examination of their work and influence, Cynthia Fowler explores the arguments presented by these pioneering women and their collaborators for embroidery to be considered as art. Using key exhibitions and contemporary criticism, The Modern Embroidery Movement focuses extensively on the individual work of Zorach and Brown Harbeson, casting a new light on their careers. Documenting a previously marginalised movement, Fowler brings together the history of craft, art and women's rights and firmly establishes embroidery as a significant aspect of modern art.

Modern Embroidery

Modern Embroidery


The History of Modern Fashion

Hartnell's embroidery studio heavily embellished the dress with designs of lilies, orange blossoms, and roses. As many wartime restrictions were still in place in 1947, the princess had to save up ration coupons for the materials for ...

The History of Modern Fashion

This exciting book explores fashion not simply from an aesthetic point of view but also as a manifestation of social and cultural change. Focusing on fashion from 1850, noted fashion historians Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl consider the evolution of womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear, decade by decade. The book looks at the dissemination of style and the mechanisms of change, at the relationship between fashion and the visual, applied, and performing arts, the intertwined relationship between fashion and popular culture, the impact of new materials and technology, and the growing globalization of style. With photographs of costume from museums and images from the fashion press including editorial photography, illustrations, and advertising, the book will include insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by “real people”, providing a valuable visual reference for the reader.

MoMoWo Women designers craftswomen architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945

Embroidery was used to enhance the luxurious impression and ambience of modern architecture. ... accompanied the image in Stickerein and Modern Embroidery, a special number of The Studio.15 The result of the exhibition was recognition ...

MoMoWo  Women designers  craftswomen  architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945

Knjiga vsebuje šest poglavij, ki z različnih vidikov predstavljajo dosežke evropskih ustvarjalk – pionirk na področju arhitekture, gradbeništva, notranjega in industrijskega oblikovanja ter umetne obrti, ki so ustvarjale v obdobju od 1918 do 1945. Poglavje Crossing Geographies obravnava pomen migrantk in migracij za globalno širjenje modernizma in pojava avantgardnih umetnostnih gibanj; Pioneers and Organisations predstavlja nekatere pionirke in njihovo vključevanje v stanovske organizacije; The Home govori o položaju žensk med obema vojnama in načinih, kako so skušale preseči družbene omejitve preko notranjega oblikovanja; Representation je posvečen zastopanosti in obravnavi ustvarjalk v publicistiki; Cases from Ireland to Finland prinaša primere uveljavitve ustvarjalk v izrazito moških poklicih; Examining Drawings as Practices of Architectural Design pa z novimi metodološkimi pristopi prinaša vpogled v arhitekturne projekte žensk. Osnova knjige so prispevki, predstavljeni na prvi mednarodni MoMoWo konferenci septembra 2015 na Univerzi v Leidnu, njen namen pa je strokovni in širši javnosti predstaviti pomemben del »anonimne« in zamolčane evropske kulturne dediščine.

Ontario Library Review

Ontario Library Review

"Book selection guide" included in each number.

Crafts for Leisure

HOGARTH , M. Modern embroidery ( Studio special spring number ) 1933 CRRef KLICKMANN , F. ( ed . ) Pillow lace and hand - worked trimmings . 1934 . BNR LOFTHOUSE , K. S. A complete guide to drawn fabric . 1933.

Crafts for Leisure


Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints

After moving to Tokyo in 1907 , studied European painting at the schools of Hakubakai and Taiheiyôgakai while working in a commercial embroidery studio . From 1922 exhibited with Nihon Sosaku - Hanga Kyõkai . Appointed by Ministry of ...

Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints

"[An] impressive volume, with a valuable amount of information not otherwise available in one source." --Choice Companion volume to Merritt's Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints. This volume is a reference work that is both comprehensive and rigorously chronological.

Certain Decorative Handmade Textiles in Modern China

PLATE ONE , TWO Soochow Embroidery Institute Soochow Embroidery Institute consists of six large study and practice studios ( a design studio , a stitchery study room , а resource center , a tapestry studio , and two embroidery studios ) ...

Certain Decorative Handmade Textiles in Modern China


Twentieth century Embroidery in Great Britain to 1939

1959 , reprinted 1971 MACCARTHY , Fiona , All Things Bright and Beautiful , 1830 to today , Allen & Unwin , 1972 PEVSNER , Nikolaus , Pioneers of Modern Design , Pelican , 1960 RISLEY , Christine , Machine Embroidery , Studio Vista ...

Twentieth century Embroidery in Great Britain to 1939


OLR Index

OLR Index


The Studio

It is collection of Barbizon and modern Dutch pictures . embroidered in wool on hand - made linen , the holes It must not be forgotten , however , that he also being pierced with a bodkin . This is a very fine acquired many works by ...

The Studio


Simple Embroidery and Simple Embroidery Design A Two Volume How To Guide for Beginners

BIBLIOGRAPHY Many books have been published on embroidery and stitchery, but the Author selects the following as being ... By K. S. Lofthouse (Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd.) Modern Embroidery. ... By Ernest Thesiger (The Studio Ltd.)

Simple Embroidery and Simple Embroidery Design   A Two Volume How To Guide for Beginners

This is a classic guide to embroidery designed especially for amateurs. Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. This fantastic guide offers the reader a practical introduction to the subject, making it perfect for those with little previous experience. Contents include: “The Art of Embroidery”, “Freehand Stitches – Chain Group”, “Chain Stitches”, “Chain Stitches (continued)”, “Herringbone Stitches”, “Herringbone Stitches (continued)”, “Stem or Outline Stitches”, “Hemstitching”, “Hemstitching (continued)”, “Embroidery”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on embroidery.