I wanted to share with you a couple glimpses of this gorgeous book that I am so proud to be a part of. Alabama Studio Style combines fashion, craft, and cooking in such a beautiful and organic way; just flipping through the book feels like a vacation! This is the first book I've been published in, and it was such a thrill to see my name in print:
Being a crafter myself was incredibly helpful in figuring out how to communicate some of the more confusing stitches and techniques. It can be really challenging to get so much information in just one or two illustrations!
A little illustration describing the construction of a pillow cover:
Here's a cover page showing some snippets of projects using the illustrated techniques:
These full page "fabric maps" were the most time consuming, and in the end, most rewarding. Natalie has developed a beautiful technique of combining beading, applique, and embroidery to transform a single stenciled pattern into three distinct styles. For the illustration, Natalie asked for a detailed drawing that would correspond with a photo of each style, showing where each element is used.