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PUSH Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art (PUSH Series) Hardcover – September 6, 2011

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About the Author

Jamie Chalmers is an active leader in the online stitch community and what he has dubbed “the new embroidery movement.” His blog, Mr. X Stitch (http://mrxstitch.com), presents a steady stream of contemporary indie stitch artists pushing the limits in their mediums. From tattoo-inspired stumpwork (3D embroidery) to pinup cross-stitch to embroidered metal, Mr. X Stitch and his team profile, interview, and feature the very best stitchers in both the craft and art realms.
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Product Details

  • Series: PUSH Series
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600597874
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600597879
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Push Stitchery is a juicy little treasure of a book. It's not a how-to for stitching or a book of embroidery patterns. You won't find a single stitched duck or gingham ruffle among the pages. What you WILL find is an inspiring and hugely diverse collection of stitched artwork from artists around the world.

Everyone uses art books differently. For me, this book is a go-to for mind-blowing examples of how textile artists are pushing their craft. Gorgeous pieces of stitching through slate, stitching on rusted, discarded watering cans and stitching on porcelain are included. But also beautiful quilts depicting nebulas and more representational portraits are featured.

I've only owned the book for 2 weeks and I've already devoured it dozens of times, as have guests to my home. Like a small gallery of textile art available any time you could want it. And Jamie Chalmers is a gracious, open-minded curator. The work he has selected is diverse and varies in the way it challenges the viewer.

One of my two or three favorite art books of the year. Gorgeous book.
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This handsome and well designed book is an excellent introduction to the lively world of contemporary embroidery. The artists covered in this book range from self-taught to those with numerous art degrees and university training. Chalmers asks probing questions of each artist which reveals their background and approach to stitching. Chalmer's careful choices for the images for each artist show a clear editorial process.

This book provides a snapshot of a wide variety of artistic expression using not only fabric and traditional embroidery materials, but also shows artists who embroider on metal, on slate with twine, and on the hood of a car.

Brief biographies of all artists are found at the back of the book.

Highly recommended for those interested in contemporary embroidery, who follow artists using traditional and nontraditional materials, and those interested in how women and men are using embroidery to express their artistic vision.
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I was so excited when I received my copy of Push Stitchery. The book is beautiful and unusual from the start. Stitched art abounds in this collection. As a cross-stitch fan, I found several artists who used my favorite medium in unusual ways. I love the mixed media pieces, especially the stitching on a shovel, metal can, and even a car door. The porcelain plates with stitcheries mounted on them are interesting too.

Of course there are many beautiful items included in the book - you will want to delve into the book many times - and I bet you find a new favorite each time!

One of my ultimate favorites in the collection is the William Blake portrait created by Bascom Hogue. I have been a fan of his work for several years, yet I am still astounded at the detail he creates in this portrait using strands of embroidery floss.

This is a must purchase for any fan of fiber arts!

With the holidays coming up, it would also make a great gift. Just keep your hands off my copy!
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This no ordinary work here. Each artist's work is uber art. The stitching is exquisite and the designs are totally out of the box. This is a small coffee table work of art book in and of itself. There are many examples of breathtaking fiber art.
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what a gorgeous book! so many talented stitchers represented. some of the work left me breathless. an inspiring must have for any artist working with thread.
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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. This book is full of great images of fascinating needlework. I keep it out so I can page through it when I am looking for new ideas or inspiration for my own projects. It's part of a series, and I am curious about the other volumes. Very happy to have it in my home.
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The PUSH book series are a great book to start for those who are new to the art for example stitched Art over here or paper cutting.
It is a bit pricey but it comes fully coloured and with lots of coverage on different artists, which allows you to search more about them on the internet if you like a particular artist.
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This book is wonderful, I'd recommend it to anyone. It covers a wide range of stitched art and has something to appeal to any aesthetic. Whether you're a seasoned textile artist or completely new to the concept of stitched art, this book will peak your interest and give you new images and ideas to fuel your own creativity.

The book itself is a beautiful addition to any art library, especially with the other two books in the PUSH series.
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