Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The world of publishing

Remember last year I mentioned working long hours on projects that were under wraps? Well, I can now reveal what one of them was. 

It began with a short email from a London-based publisher. Would I be interested in contributing a chapter of about 150 hand embroidery motifs to a book for dressmakers and needlecrafters? Of course I would. Author Margaret Rowan was already busy at work on Stitch! The Complete Guide to Handstitching & Embellishing Techniques and wanted to include a chapter of small designs that made use of the decorative stitches featured in the book. And so began a few months of designing, planning, writing, stitching, prepping and couriering between Johannesburg and London… Exciting stuff. And the end result:

I’ll be reviewing the book for the next edition of The Stitch & Thimble, which is undergoing a growth spurt (watch this space). So look out for it there.


Anna Scott said...

How exciting Kelly! Look forward to seeing the book.

Paula Marcondes said...

Congratulations! Very good news. Of course I want to see the book and love the notice about the growing of Stitch&Thimble.

Anonymous said...

Parabéns! Trabalho gostoso de se fazer!
Um abraço!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and well done! How exciting and such a testament to your skill and hard work.