Astrology Embroidery: Stitch The Zodiac and 30 Celestial Patterns
By Maya Hanisch
I received a free copy of Astrology Embroidery from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Learn to stitch your favorite star signs and other celestial wonders as envisioned by renowned fine artist Maya Hanisch.
Through the centuries, people have looked to the night sky for inspiration and guidance. With all the upheaval in the world, looking to the ever-steady stars is more appealing than ever. Hand embroidery offers yet another kind of relief in turbulent times. Taking a break from the screen and focusing on the simple rhythm of stitching colorful images in cloth can have a calming, meditative effect.
Astrology Embroidery marries these two sources of calm by providing 30 original celestial patterns with embroidery instructions and illustrations. The beginner-friendly patterns include all 12 of the zodiac signs so you can personalize your projects.
The book offers a primer on embroidery techniques, materials, and stitches. Each pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and reference images of the finished project.
Take a moment to unplug—appreciate the beauty, calm, and clarity of the night sky while creating a galaxy in an embroidery hoop.
Summary from Goodreads.
With most people taking up new hobbies due to the pandemic, Astrology Embroidery will give you a new hobby that easily explains to you how to go about it.
I have personally taken up cross stitch, mainly because while I love how traditional embroidery looks, I found it very daunting to even consider attempting . However cross stitch, while having it own beauty, is a lot more structured compared to the artistic nature of embroidery; I have always wanted to give embroidery a shot. Astrology Embroidery not only is a very beginner friendly book that introduces you to the craft, it also guides you to get out of your embroidery comfort zone to improve your craft.
With a plethora of designs included, all broken down to very beginner friendly with the DMC thread colour provided, this is the perfect book to sit down with and just get lost in the craft. Also, if the zodiac symbols are not your cup-of-tea, then a few designs that are not directly linked to the zodiac are included, like the lunar phases and the planets.
A great book for both beginners and people who are looking for more designs to create.
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