KNOT THREAD STITCH [embroidery craft book from 2012]


if you are at all interested in having me do a workshop based on the book [or really for any other reason]- please feel free to contact me - info {at} lisasolomon {dot} com

KNOT / THREAD / stitch

can be ordered directly from the publisher - quarry or on amazon, barnes and noble, powells, indie bound or hound your local bookstore to stock it.

IF you want a signed copy from me -- you can get it for $25 [shipping included in the US] by clicking on the button below [please note - international purchasers i'll have to invoice you for shipping separately. it will be an additional $14 - sorry!!]:

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THE OFFICIAL BLURB:: Knot Thread Stitch presents a modern, experimental, and creative approach to thread and embroidery projects. You'll find fun and surprising project ideas, a unique artistic approach, and uncoventional mixed-media materials such as stamps, paint, sequins, paper, and shrinky dinks. These projects are designed to be quick, fun, abstract, and creative, and many offer clever ideas for personal customization. With easy-to-follow steps and project variations, this book also includes project contributions and embroidery patterns from a long and stellar list of renowned artists and bloggers.

MY OWN 2 CENTS:: i really just wanted to make a book that had cool projects that used embroidery in an interesting and hopefully retro/contemporary way. i thought a lot about how i use my own EXTENSIVE craft book library -- i tend to look at the pretty pictures and then figure out a way to incorporate a technique or idea in my own way. i dreamed about handing off my projects to a bunch of my über talented friends - and just seeing what they did with simple parameters. so i gave them project titles and a few ideas but very little other direction. i thought it would be fun to see our wildly different and personal takes side by side - and indeed it really was a treat to see the gorgeous work my friends and colleagues made. in alphabetical order i'm happy to list the contributors ::

most of the photography in the book was shot by the incredible andrew paynter [thanks andrew !]

Kate Bingham Burt
Lisa Congdon
Andrea Corrona and Ezra Jenkins
Wendy Crabb
Camilla Engman
Susie Gharhremani
Christine Castro Hughes
Heather Smith Jones
Amy Karol and her daughter Delia
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – Ashleigh Giberson + Amanda Jennings
Martha McQuade
Sally J. Shim
Blair C. Stocker
Betsy Thompson
Patricia Zapata

the book also includes a gallery section of inspirational works with work by:

Peter Crawley
Renilde Depeteur
Takashi Iwasaki
Eireann Lorsung 


March 2015 - block printing and color theory - Craftcation, Ventura, CA

December 6, 2014 1-4pm - embroidered portrait/drawing at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

August 16, 2014 - appliqué class - Britex Fabrics

August 10, 2014  - embroidered drawing parent + kid class - Brushstrokes Studio

June 7, 2014 - embroidered necklace class + embroidered photo class, Fancy Tiger 

March 20,  2014 - Contemporary Needlepoint class - Brushstrokes Studio

February 22, 2014 - embroidered necklace class - SewLa 

Nov. 7, 2013 - crochet and embroidered snowflake creativeLIVE
it was FREE to watch live. or pay to watch anytime more info

August 14-18 - ARC retreat camp, Mayhew Island, New Hampshire

August 1, 2013 -  modern day sampler @ Make Shift Society in San Francisco

June 26, 2013 - how to :: make a diamond embroidery with kreinik thread on craftside

June 2013 - interview on cut out and keep

April 14, 2013  - making embroidery personal + book signing @ SewLa

March 10, 2013 - selective stitching + book signing @ Purl Soho

March, 2013 - review of KTS in Studio's Magazine [cloth paper scissors]

February 6, 2013 - review on bettina's treehouse

February 1, 2013 - review + on happy mundane

January 25, 2013 - interview on stephanie levy's blog

January 21, 2013 - review on whip up

November 13, 2012 - interview/demo on you tube for things crafty

November 6, 2012 - review on bugs and fishes

October 31, 2012 - review on Rad Megan

October 25, 2012 - review on fave crafts

October 6, 2012 - book signing and DEMO with Mati McDonough at Marion Rose Workshop

September 13, 2012 - interview on Craftside

September 12, 2012 - review on House on a Hill Road

September 6, 2012 - book party with Susan Schwake and Mati McDonough at Teahouse Studios

August 22, 2012 - interviewed on Creative Mojo

August 2, 2012 - review on Things Crafty

July 26, 2012 - review on the

July 22nd, 2012 - interviewed on Artistically Speaking 

July 14th, 2012 - book launch at the Curiosity Shoppe 


Amy said…
Congratulations and great work Lisa! I'm signing up for a signed copy :) Can't wait to see what's inside.
patricia zapata said…
OH my gosh! Yeah!! I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to see it all. :)
Funky Finds said…
Sounds fantastic! Am sharing the info on Funky Finds' Facebook page.
Suzanne said…
Me too! Love your book theme and am dying to see what your contributors did. So glad I'm on your email list!
jenifer lake said…
so excited to see this & celebrate at a book signing with you :)
Susan Schwake said…
So excited to see your book! :D congrats on all the great things happening around you dear lisa!!! xoxo
shari said…
so exciting! you know i need a copy. xo
Esti said…
so happy for you Lisa. This is so exciting!
Jan Halvarson said…
So so exciting Lisa, congratulations!
i'm so excited for you, lisa! congrats!
Di said…
Very exciting! Congratulations- what a wonderful group of people who are involved too. Looking forward to getting a copy for myself, and being inspired anew.
andrea said…
YAY! so excited for you, lisa... so excited to see this! (and excited to be a small part of it)...!

kathrynclark said…
That's great! I finally get to see what it IS! You've been hinting and hinting. It looks fantastic!
Katrina said…
hooray! i've pre-ordered and can't wait to pour over the pages. and i second jen's comment: looking forward to helping you celebrate at a signing. woot, woot!
Gracia said…
Such excitement... Bravo! from me to you, and to all the clever souls involved.
Unknown said…
Yay! I'm so stoked to add this book to my growing little library. P.S. I check out a wonderful book today from the ABQ library. Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O'Keefe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce. Ugh... it's so pretty. Also Julia Rothman's Drawn In and Farm Anatomy. Gotta love the library.
Beertje Zonn said…
Congratulations, what a wonderful group of people, it's beautiful!
Suzanne said…
Congrats on your book launch! I loved seeing the contents page, can't wait to see what's inside. Good luck with the workshops.
Sarita said…
What a great concept for a book. It must be so exciting and satisfying to see it come together from concept into a beautiful published book. Congratulations!

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