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- Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 254mm x 13mm | 612g
- Publication date: 23 June 2011
- Publication City/Country: Asheville
- ISBN 10: 1600597912
- ISBN 13: 9781600597916
- Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
- Sales rank: 345,073
This title features 20 top stitchers, each offering a step-by-step project. It also includes stunning images and exclusive tours of the stitchers' homes and studios. Twenty top stitchers take readers on an exclusive tour of their homes and studios, graciously offering their signature techniques and a step-by-step project along the way. This unique book presents informative, inspirational profiles of creative and crafty women, complete with stunning images of them surrounded by the style components that define their work and art. It includes profiles of such best-selling authors such as Betz White, Kayte Terry, Megan Nicolay and Kathy Cano Murillo, as well as popular bloggers such as Heather Bailey.
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Jenny Doh is the former Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company, a leading source of information and inspiration for crafters around the world. She celebrates the crafting community daily on her vibrant blog Crescendoh (http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/). Jenny lives in Santa Ana, California.
By Marie Johansen 23 Jun 2011
Jenny Doh and Lark books have another hit on their hands. "Signature Styles" will appeal to crafters and stitchers alike. Each spotlighted artist has a distinct style and all are bound to bring a smile to your face. I found a person who revels in one of my favorite colors (aside from gold-green I mean) orange! The projects in this book are sure to please; there's whimsical felt owls from Elsie Flannigan, a lettuce edged re-purposed sweater from Betz White (who seems to like orange), fresh, colorful country feel goodies from Serena Thompson, vintage-y lacey, feminine, wonderful fripperies from Bonzie & Ger and Sandy Stone's colorful re-purposing (the carafes full of fun buttons) is just a smattering of the fun you'll find in this new book from Jenny Doh and Lark.
As with all books that Lark publishes the directions for the projects are well written, superbly illustrated and easy to follow. Each project includes a list of what you'll need to complete the project and, where needed, templates are included in the back of the book. Each featured artist has a page of their own with a photograph of them in their art making space, a list of what the essence of their style is, notes about what things they "can't live without" and hints about where they find the fun things that they include in their art.
Jenny Doh is a powerhouse of creativity. In my opinion she created the publishing phenomenon that is Stampington and, since leaving their she has spread her wings and continued on to achieve even more success with her fabulous website, Crescendoh.com. You can't help but admire her passion for art of all kinds. She's encouraging and whimsical and just an all around amazing woman. Grab yourself a copy of this book (I've never been able to understand how Lark puts out such quality for such reasonable prices!), sit back and prepare to enjoy!
""Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look" is a combination: craft and style book, and a biography book. Author Jenny Doh has profiled some of the top women who take their craft to the next level, and each is successful in their own right. From sewing mavens to knitting gurus, this book touches on many popular forms of crafting and the women who make them popular...Not only do we read about the women and see them working in their studios or homes through the many color pictures, but each shares what their signature craft is and how to do it. Step-by-step projects include purses and bags, baby pants, belts, applique t-shirt and skirt, and sewn accessories such as bracelets, headbands and a necklace made out of fabric and felt. Each project is simple enough for beginners to accomplish but also easily customizable for advanced sewers...Jenny Doh does a great job detailing the women and their work. And for those needing a little inspiration or even motivation to get their craft projects done, reading how these women found success doing just that will give anyone reading it just what they need." --"Suite 101""" "Not only do you get to peek inside the colorful and eclectic closets of some of the biggest bloggers out there like Elsie Flannigan, but you also get tips and step by step instructions from some of the hottest wearable artists like Bonzie, Meg Allen Cole, and Amy Tangerine. View their stashes, get a glimpse of their sewing space, and gain exclusive insight into the tastes of these inspiring women...Jenny Doh's point of view is polished, vibrant, and chic. This book is sure to excite fashionistas and crafters alike. Just like that trusty black dress, you'll want this book to be a staple in your crafting collection and library." --"Altered Couture""Profiles of 20 women known for their craft blogs and businesses, with a focus on their personal style. It's a surprisingly varied collection, ranging from costumey retroquirk to urban couture to modern country