Retro Girl Embroidery: 20 Vintage Patterns Inspired by the 1970s (Paperback)
Far-Out Fiber Art to Celebrate the '70s
From fringe and bell-bottoms to funky patterns and florals, fill your embroidery hoop with the iconic style of the 1970s! Erin Essiambre, renowned fiber artist and creator of Salt Water Stitches, combines her love of the disco decade with her passion for stitching in these 20 unique embroidery projects inspired by the folksy vogue of the ‘70s era. Complete with warm desert shades, celestial scenes and peaceful affirmations, these magical designs will instantly add a pop of vintage flair to your walls.
Show off the boho outfits of the famous Retro Girls! The minimal linework is easy to stitch and effortlessly highlights their tasseled jackets, flared pants and ruffled sleeves. Make a few or stitch the whole series and hang them on you wall in a modern ensemble. Get lost in the billowing waves of the gorgeous Oceans at Sunset pattern or the whimsical scenes of twilight in the Starry Night and Desert at Dusk projects. Erin even shares her never-before-told secrets for creating fluffy clouds, twinkling stars and iridescent moons. And thanks to her detailed stitch guide, it’s easy to get started even if you’re a total beginner! Each project is laid out with step-by-step instructions, pairing a photo with each stitch, so you can follow along with ease and get perfect results. Bring the bold, dreamy aesthetic of the 1970s to your home and tune-in to the retro vibes!
"A must-have manual for stitchers at the start of their embroidery journey as well as lovers of all things retro!"
- Jess Porter, DMC Embroidery
"Erin’s fun, retro-inspired designs are an absolute delight, and her laid-back approach to teaching makes this such an approachable book for new and experienced stitchers alike.”
- Hope Brasfield, creator of Hopebroidery
“An incredible collection of retro-inspired designs. Erin’s passion for the ‘70s comes alive in the pages of this book. It is warm, genuine and true. The Starry Night pattern will take your breath away.”
- Yulia Anderson, creator of Matryoshka Doll Shop
“This book is pure magic. Each pattern is laid out clearly and the attention to detail is great for anyone who wants to learn to embroider or try a new technique. You can see the love Erin pours into her work as you turn each page.”
- Amanda Bryde, creator of Brynn & Co.
“Erin’s whimsical retro-style embroidery is really something to see! The way she breaks down her process makes it so that any level of stitcher can embroider and enjoy her stunning patterns.”
- Michelle Staub, author of Pet Portrait Embroidery and creator of Stitching Sabbatical