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Colour Confident Stitching
Colour Confident Stitching

Colour Confident Stitching

How to Create Beautiful Colour Palettes


128 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781910258651

Rights: US & CA

Pimpernel Press (Jun 2017)

Price: $24.95


A guide to embracing color, encompassing both color theory and practical projects, for both beginners and confident crafters

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, any stitching project can be enhanced by a well-chosen color palette. This book makes creating color palettes a fun and enjoyable part of the design process. It is divided into three parts: Understanding Colour; Feeling Colour and Stitching with Colour. The first two sections guide the reader through color theory as well as choosing color more instinctively. The five projects that are included will encourage the reader to explore color and build confidence through exercise and experiment. Inspirational photographs are accompanied by stitching illustrations and step-by-step photographs for the color choosing process as well as stitching projects.


"If you struggle with color in embroidery, you will find clarity in this book! It's excellent. I strongly recommend it if you want to get into designing your own projects." —

"Barbé has assembled an accessible primer to color theory, useful not only to embroiderers but to any fiber artists working with color." —Library Journal

"fabulous new book."—Feeling Stitchy

"[A] wonderfully informative and instructional book about colour theory and how to apply it." —Pretty By Hand

Author Biography

Karen Barbé is a Chile-based textile designer, embroiderer, photographer and blogger. Her brand home textiles and accessories brand has been featured in Martha Stewart Living.