ALABAMA CHANIN – LAUNCHING THE GEOMETRY OF HAND-SEWING

LAUNCHING THE GEOMETRY OF HAND-SEWING

At The School of Making and Alabama Chanin, we’ve become known for our own style of embroidery and other stitched embellishment that involves applying thread, embroidery floss, beads, and other notions to organic cotton jersey. We know that some of these techniques can seem intimidating for even experienced sewers, and we have developed our newest book with just this in mind.

We are excited to finally announce that The Geometry of Hand-Sewing will be available in the coming months. The book shares what we’ve learned through experience and taught to hundreds of artisans and workshop guests over the years. It is our comprehensive guide for hand embellishment and breaks down even the more complicated techniques into smaller, easy to follow steps.

Our team took a look at the stitches we use daily—and some that we don’t use as often—and broke them down into basic geometry to see how everything could fit into a grid. We examine over 100 embroidery stitches in 7 different grid structures that come pre-punched on the included Stitching Cards as a way to help you understand and practice basic stitches.

Starting today, you can now pre-order your own signed copy of The Geometry of Hand-Sewing. We expect the book to be in our hands at The Factory early November, and we will start signing and shipping pre-ordered copies (plus a special gift) as soon as they arrive. Be on the lookout for more information on the book soon, and for new workshop programming focused solely on embroidery and embellishment detailed in the new book.

Pre-order The Geometry of Hand-Sewing here.

ALABAMA CHANIN – LAUNCHING THE GEOMETRY OF HAND-SEWING

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  1. Melanie

    So excited for this book to come out. I’ve learned so much from the process of editing it. Understanding the underlying (simple!) geometry makes a big difference each time I learn and practice a new stitch.

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    1. Alabama

      We’re so glad it’s made a difference, and we can’t wait for it to be here. Thank you for all of your help (as always) with this process!

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    1. Alabama

      Hi Emily,
      There are illustrations throughout the book for both left- and right-handed sewers. It seems that left-handed instructions can be more difficult to find, so we wanted to be sure to include them. I hope this book can be a great resource for you. Happy sewing!

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  2. Tracy

    So excited — your last 2 books are well-loved (and well-worn) in my sewing library. Can’t wait to learn the theory and expand my range of stitches. 🙂

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  3. Patricia

    Great news on the new book! I own your first four books and they are all well-worn and loved. I’d like to pre-order this volume, but was wondering if it ships internationally?

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    1. Alabama

      Hi, Patricia! Yes, all of our books can be shipped internationally. You can place your order online, or please call 1.256.760.1090 and we would be happy to place the order over the phone.

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