Wednesday, August 24, 2011

PUSH it!!!!

The amazing work of Cayce Zavaglia.

Yesterday, I received my pre-copies of the AWESOME new book, Push Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art, edited by the incredible Jamie Chalmers, a.k.a the MR. of Mr. X Stitch. This book features 30 contemporary artists using the needle as their tool of choice.

a shot of the inside cover.

All of the artists utilize embroidery as one of their main mediums of artistic expression. The skill, scale, and approach is incredibly diverse. Keeping with the trends that I have seen many of the artists are working with narrative.

I love the work of and am totally inspired by Rosie James and am delighted to be amongst her.

Jamie has truly created an invaluable resource to those of us inspired by the stitch. He has managed to put together the best of what is happening in thread all in one book.

In addition to it being a totally gorgeous little book, with images of all the artists work, there is also a little Q & A with each artist, a bio, and an artist image. It was so fun to see the faces of so many artists whose work I love.

one of my spreads in the book. (buy it and you can see it all.)

The book is truly a gem and a MUST have in your library and you also cannot beat the price. The book is not quite available yet but you can pre-order yours here.

I am truly honored to be included in this book and humbled by the insane talent that it holds in its pages. Check out this link to see all the artists included in the book.


juli said...

Just received my copy in the mail and it is wonderful!Thanks for the recommendation.

Joetta M. said...

yay. Tell all your friends:)