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Embroidered Life: The Art of Sarah K. Benning (Modern Hand Stitched Embroidery, Craft Art Books)

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Embroidered Life shows that illustrations created with needle and thread can be strikingly contemporary and absolutely breathtaking.

This is not your grandma's embroidery book:
From beautiful botanicals to bold affirmations, the work of self-taught fiber artist Sarah K. Benning gives any embroidery enthusiast, art lover, or plant fanatic a new appreciation for the craft of
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Chronicle Books
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Aviva Anastasia
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Honestly, I was somewhat disappointed with this book. The stunning cover and lovely works inside were pleasant to flip through but the written content didn’t really express- well- anything. It really felt like a book of Instagram captions which is fine, but not the in-depth artistic thought process that I had expected after reading the introduction.
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Embroidered Life, by Sara Barnes, follows the craft of embroidery as practiced by Sarah K. Benning. And it is the ultimate craft inspo!
From beautiful botanicals to bold affirmations, the work of self-taught fiber artist Sarah K. Benning gives any embroidery enthusiast, art lover, or plant fanatic a new appreciation for the craft of needlework.
I absolutely loved the art that is this book in itself. It sheds light on Benning’s embroidery process and her successful business model, while also
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Allison
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
With excellent visuals and text, this book provides an overview of the artist's current and evolving practice. As a response to plagiarism, she now sells designs online and provides direct instruction. Recommended for anyone who buys or sells on etsy.
Alaina
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who love plants
This is the most beautiful book I have ever read/looked at and I want to live in it.
Melissa Johnson
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great look into the modernization of hand embroidery and how fiber art is seeing a resurgence.
Cristina
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was so inspirational. Reading Sarah's journey in her embroidery work was fascinating. This short book gives you a good "behind scenes" of her work!
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