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Have You Read Threads of Treasure?

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My wonderful friend Sara Barnes recently wrote the book Threads of Treasure; How to Make, Mend, and Find Meaning Through Thread. Her extremely kind publisher Schiffer Craft sent me a copy of the book and I can't wait to share what a delight it is.

What is Threads of Treasure?

Threads of Treasure is part artist interview, part artistic practice. In this book, Sara shares how to make hand embroidery a way to treasure your life. She walks you through three personal craft projects that are supported by guidance, stories, and advice from 14 modern fiber artists.

Her interviews with 14 creative stitchers offer a plethora of insight into business ownership and artistic accomplishments. These interviews feel like casual chats and embrace the feeling of community. Along with insights, each artist shares photos of their artwork, and encourages readers to incorporate empowering concepts into their own crafting practice.

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Why You'll Love this Book

Threads of Treasure helps you to sit back and enjoy the process. It encourages you to take a break from hustle culture and Instagram likes-- instead it encourages you to tune into yourself and your surroundings. It encourages you to treasure what's important to you!

While this isn't a step-by-step project book like many other embroidery books out there, Sara does walk you through three projects that you can personalize to make your own. She shares how you can use your threads to treasure and display life's meaningful special objects, use threads to treasure well-worn and loved items, and use threads to treasure everyday small moments.

As a fiber artist, I always love learning about other artists process and getting a peak behind their work. This book offered a fun look into the practices of 14 artists, many of whom I follow on social media.

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More About Sara

Sara is an artist and writer. She runs the popular blog Brown Paper Bag and creates delightful embroidered animal portraits through Bear&Bean. I own two portraits by Sara, one for each of my Shar Pei pups, which I absolutely love!

I first met Sara when she moved to the Seattle area. She stopped by an Urban Craft Uprising show I was vending at and we chatted embroidery. I'll admit, I was probably a little awkward, but besides that we became friends and have been crafting together ever since. Our shared love of embroidery has led up on many adventures, like our now yearly trip to Craftcation and to start our own adult summer craft camp, Camp Craftaway.

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