Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Push Stitchery

It's taken me a few months to get around to sharing this brilliant book with you. I bought it from Mr X Stitch (a.k.a. Jamie Chalmers) when I met him at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show back in March.

Push Stitchery is a curated collection of works by 30 artists using stitching as their medium. I was already aware of a number of the artists in this book (and have spoken about them before - several have spreads in Indie Craft, which I reviewed last year) but there were lots who were new to me, and really inspiring. Here are a few of my (new) favourites:

OK, not really new to me... the above work is by Charlene Mullen, whose cushions I have seen a few times, most recently at Made in Clerkenwell.

And Gillian Bates isn't new to me either. I discovered Gillian's work shortly after I joined twitter, and I've featured her in favourites lists and gift idea posts in the past. 

Alicia Ross is new to me though, and her work is a little edgier. I love this cushion.

As is Andrea Vander Kooij. I really like her use of reclaimed materials. 

Jimmy McBride's quilts are amazing and I'm now itching to have another go at hand quilting (maybe just a little picture this time....).

These are just five of the artists featured, and there's something for everyone in this book, whatever your stitching related taste may be!


  1. Love that book! Mine has been invaluable as inspiration and reference material too. Sx

    1. It's great. Also interested in the other books in the series.