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Students young and old LOVE stitching! Compiling stitchings together to create a book is a wonderful way to organize and preserve their work for them to have and cherish for years. There are so many ways to approach this project, we are giving you some inspiration ideas to get your juices going! Finding a YouTube instructional video about embroidery that would suit the age of your students can help support their exploration of this fiber technique. The embroidery artist of “Bambole”, has made her book as a free download that you can access below. This ebook is great inspiration for an embroidered book!
“Bambole” (Dolls) is the new ebook published by Katya Sanna, italian singer, painter, embroider. It is a collection of handmade embroideries initially inspired by the Leggy Dolls, rather popular in Europe and Canada 70s, just initially because working on this project the dolls of “Bambole” have taken their well-defined identity and character away from the original idea. The trait of this kind of embroidery is the modern, contemporary, called “pop embroidery”. Here the final work is the result of a performance produced often without following the structure of projects or preparatory drawings.
And another resource for an embroidered book cover from Urban Threads – Antique Embroidered Book