Tuesday, March 21, 2006

My New Book - Colorful Stitchery

The Reviews are Appearing!

I spent a year and a half on my latest book Colorful Stitchery (Storey, 2005). It was published in mid-November. I am really proud of it. I think I packed it with lots of fun and not too hard projects – 65 of them – for beginning and intermediate stitchers. It is colorful (hence the title), modern and old-fashioned at the same time. Debbie Stoller, editor of Bust Magazine and author of 3 Stitch ‘n Bitch Books says of Colorful Stitchery “Both homey and hip, Kristin Nicholas’ embroidery projects will have you itchin’ to get stitchin’.

Colorful Stitchery was photographed in my house (more on that another day). My vision for the book was to present the hand-stitched projects amongst the hand-painted walls I have done myself. I also wanted to nestle the pillows amongst all the wacky colorful furniture and textiles I have collected over the years.

Finally, it is getting some reviews. Let me say, it isn’t easy to get the press to notice a stitching book when all they want to talk about is knitting! (Not that I don't love to knit!) These papers and magazines have been generous with their kudos – and to them I am very thankful: The Seattle Times, Kansas City Star, NY Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bradenton (FL) Herald. Colorful Stitchery has also been reviewed in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Vogue Patterns, and House and Garden featured it as an editor’s pick on their website.

So pick it up today – from Amazon if you must. But if you want to help me get the lambs out of the bathroom, order it from me on my website. Here’s the link: Kristin Nicholas Order Form. I will autograph it to you or anyone else you like. (I’ll make a little extra money too – which will help me to keep bringing you lots more knitting and stitching projects! After all, I am trying to make a living doing this!)

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