Featuring a die-cut case with actual stitching on the front cover, Embroidered Life showcases the stunning work of contemporary needlework artist Sarah K. Benning.
Author, popular blogger, and embroidery connoisseur Sara Barnes guides readers through a brief history of the time-honoured art form and introduces them to Benning’s art and business practice. Her captions accompany beautiful photographs of Benning’s work, offering tips, techniques, and inspirational anecdotes.
About the Authors
Sara Barnes holds an MFA in illustration practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In addition to writing for My Modern Met, Craftsy, and Scene360, Barnes runs the popular illustration blog Brown Paper Bag. Brown Paper Bag has an average of 64k distinct visitors per month, and her Instagram feed of the same name has more than 208k followers.
Sarah K. Benning holds a BFA in fibre and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a self-taught embroidery artist, and in addition to selling her finished pieces on her website, she runs a subscription pattern program for anyone interested in her style and techniques. She also teaches various workshops and master classes and splits her time between New Hampshire and Spain. She currently has more than a half-million followers on Instagram.