Discover new ways to tell personal stories using textiles.
In this inspirational guide, artist Kim Edith shows how personal photographs can be combined with found fabrics and stitched text to create personal family histories.
Explore useful techniques that add narrative detail, find out how to use data to explain complex stories and draw inspiration for your own layouts from the 15 illustrated pages from Kim’s own family story.
The book has been broken into three sections: Part 1: Photographs- Interesting ways to use photographs to present your family history. Part 2: Data - Exploring ways to stitch data about your family. Part 3: Narrative - How to group information and photos to create and tell personal stories
This is an inspiration guide with a focus on specific ideas and techniques you can use to tell family history stories. I am not going to be going over the basics of how to create or add fabric to a fabric book. However you can find information about this on my website: stitchbookstudio.com, as well as buy blank fabric books that are ready for you to stitch into. This guide will be suitable for you whether you want to use one of my pre-made Stitchbooks, you want to design and make your own book or you want to use the ideas in any other craft project.
The book is 32 pages and has been professionally printed - it also has soft touch lamination on the covers which makes it feel lovely to hold.
This book is part of the Stitch Your Family Story Collection. Along with the printed guide are badges, patches and printed fabric, which will all help you to easily recreate some of the designs used in the book. You can buy this book and all of the badges and patches in this bundle: