From time to time, I like to do a review of a book that I have and use! My followers will recognize this book by Margaret Ball that I feel is the best bead book around. Embeadery is a wonderful reference book for beaders...you can read my original review or some of it here. It's the only bead book I bring with me to Florida!
And now I have another favorite book for hand stitching. This is a wonderful reference book and full of interesting techniques in the hand stitching arena!
The Geometry of Hand Sewing by Natalie Chanin is her most current book (2017). First off, my friends know I love a spiral book and if it's not spiral bound, I'll take it to Staples to have them put a spiral binding on it. This book already has a spiral binding so the book lays flat! That's a plus if you are following along and creating sample fabric pages, for example.
The diagrams of stitches are so easy to follow and the pictures of the end result(s) are shown on fabric pictures, which are easy to see.
They make, by hand, all original dresses or tops, etc. using the stitches in her book(s) as well as reverse applique techniques. The clothing line is beautiful and so unique!
Miss Chanin also has classes on Craftsy.com. In fact, one of the classes is for making a skirt similar to the one above.
I love any hand sewing and this book has given me some new ideas to incorporate in my art quilts. I hope you check it out on Google or your local library. If they don't have her new book, they may have her older books too, which also look very interesting. Whether you are an art quilter or sewer of clothes, I think you'll find something to your liking to try!!