My first book, Sew Illustrated—35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs (co-authored with my dear friend Kristin Esser), was written to teach my thread-drawing technique to people who are not familiar with the concept. I tried to explain sewing illustration from A to Z, moving from simple projects like a coaster to artful work like a family portrait. You can read more about it here!
Diary in Stitches is like a follow up for Sew Illustrated readers.
For almost half a year, I drew one design a day and finished a whole sketchbook. That sketchbook became sixty-five motifs and six patterns that show the variety of projects the reader can create. And of course, Diary in Stitches has detailed instructions, with step-by-step pictures as well.
I also gathered all the frequently asked questions that are posed to me and answered them all in the Basic Techniques and Supplies chapter.
Each of designs has a close-up photo of my sewing illustrations. All of the designs in the book are perfect for both sewing illustration by machine or hand embroidery.
Lastly, there is a huge gallery of project ideas at the end of book for even more inspiration.
I will keep creating projects using the designs in the book on my Instagram to encourage you start creating your own project today. I hope you enjoy following my feed @zeriano.
Here’s the full schedule for the Diary in Stitches blog tour over the coming weeks.
Lots more Diary in Stitches inspiration to come from wonderfully talented designers! Plus, enter to win an ebook copy of my book right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway.