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Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style

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“Haute homespun out of the Deep South.” Thats how Vogue magazine has described the fashion of Natalie Chanin. Alabama Stitch Book brings us a collection of projects and stories from her clothing and lifestyle company, Alabama Chanin, known for the cutting-edge twist it puts on tried-and-true sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques, applied mostly by hand to recycled cotton jersey.

This long-awaited book from Chanin begins with her story. After living in New York and Vienna for over 20 years, she began to transform cotton T-shirts into high fashion using the needlework skills she learned as a child in Florence, Alabama. When she moved home, Chanin hired local women (many of whom had worked in the states now defunct textile factories) to stitch her couture collections with her.

What follows is a step-by-step guide to the stitching, stenciling, and beading techniques used in the 20 projects showcased in the book: T-shirts, skirts, and corsets that are sold at chic shops around the world, plus a journal cover, sampler quilt, and tablecloth, among others. Also included are a pullout stencil, perforated postcard for bead-embroidery, and reusable patterns. Throughout are Robert Rauschs beautiful photographs set against the back roads, farms, and homesteads of the rural South.

Synopsis:

Haute homespun out of the Deep South--that's how "Vogue" magazine has described the fashion of Natalie Chanin, whose projects are featured in "Alabama Stitch Book." Throughout are Robert Rausch's beautiful photographs set against the backroads, farms, and homesteads of the rural South.

Synopsis:

"Alabama Stitch Book" brings readers a collection of projects and stories from Chanin's clothing and lifestyle company, known for the cutting-edge twist it puts on traditional sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques.

About the Author

Natalie Chanin, a former costume designer and fashion stylist, is the founder and head designer of Alabama Chanin. She has been featured in Vogue, Time, The New York Times, and on CBS News, and her work has been recognized by CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, the Alabama Council for the Arts, and Aid to Artisans, among others. In 2006 she was selected for membership by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Robert Rausch is an award-winning photographer and creative director whose client list includes Anthropologie, Whole Foods, Saks Fifth Avenue, Elton John, and Paloma Picasso.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584796381
Subtitle:
Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style
Author:
Chanin, Natalie
With:
Stukin, Stacie
Photographer:
Rausch, Robert
Author:
Rausch, Robert
Author:
Stukin, Stacie
Publisher:
STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Subject:
Cross-Stitch
Subject:
Needlework - Cross-Stitch
Subject:
Needlework - Embroidery
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
Embroidery
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 Color Photos
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.50 x 10.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , Haute homespun out of the Deep South--that's how "Vogue" magazine has described the fashion of Natalie Chanin, whose projects are featured in "Alabama Stitch Book." Throughout are Robert Rausch's beautiful photographs set against the backroads, farms, and homesteads of the rural South.
"Synopsis" by , "Alabama Stitch Book" brings readers a collection of projects and stories from Chanin's clothing and lifestyle company, known for the cutting-edge twist it puts on traditional sewing, quilting, and embroidery techniques.
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