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The Untamed Thread
The Untamed Thread

The Untamed Thread

Slow stitch to soothe the soul and ignite creativity



272 Pages, 8 x 10.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $27.99 (US $27.99) (CA $37.99)

Publication Date: May 2024

ISBN 9780473679767

Rights: US & CA

Koa Press (May 2024)

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The story of Fleur Wood's journey from corporate world to creative life, woven with doses of ways you can bring more creativity into your life.

With beautiful imagery showcasing Fleur’s enchanting stitch work and the surrounding landscape, this is a guide that invites you into her rural New Zealand art studio. Her practice is as untamed as the landscape that inspires her.

Chapters include Fleur'ss backstory, through to inspiration she takes from nature to create her art, to practical chapters showcasing her favorite stitches, and advice on threads, needles and fabrics. Embracing the slow, contemplative nature of stitch we can reconnect our creative spirits to reimagine embroidery as a contemporary tool for mark making. 

This book wraps you in a warm blanket of nostalgia and inspires you to travel down your own creative path.


"Beautiful, calming, and so inspiring! Not only is this special book filled with lovely images, textures and colours, it also holds Fleur’s encouraging words. The Untamed Thread is a breath of fresh air, and true inspiration for anyone wanting more creativity in their life.” —Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

Author Biography

Fleur Woods is a Contemporary Fiber Artist based in Upper Moutere, New Zealand. Fleur’s practice is largely self-taught and inspired by the landscapes and nature she is surrounded with. Collected worldwide, Fleur’s work has been exhibited in New York, Australia, and NZ. Having taught over 5000 people both in person and online Fleur’s natural, authentic, and kind approach to sharing her unique pathways to creativity is embraced across the globe. With an ever-growing dedicated following of over 30,000 connections on social media, it's evident that the creative community loves what Fleur has to offer.