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    Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style (Hardback) By (author) Natalie Chanin, Photographs by Robert Rausch

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    Description"Haute homespun out of the Deep South." That's 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 state's 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 Rausch's beautiful photographs set against the back roads, farms, and homesteads of the rural South.

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    Alabama Stitch Book
    Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Natalie Chanin, Photographs by Robert Rausch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 273 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,180 g
    ISBN 13: 9781584796381
    ISBN 10: 1584796383

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WFB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    DC22: 746
    BISAC V2.8: CRA009000, CRA035000, CRA022000, CRA008000, CRA031000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 746.44/304109761
    LC classification: TT778.C76 C43 2008
    DC22: 746.44304109
    Thema V1.0: WFB
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, bw illustrations, tt illustrations, 75 colour photographs, bw photographs, 75 tt photographs
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Imprint name
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.