Book Art Is Awesome: Threads of Embroidery

Book art can be an awe-inspiring project that covers entire city blocks, or it can be a piece of embroidery that fits into the space between hand and person.

Within that space, there lies a certain immediacy and trust. Pair it with traditions from embroidery that also invoke that personal space, subvert the ideas held about each, and you create pieces that are both comforting and unsettling, expected and extraordinary.

And, if these pieces happen to spur your creative energies, look to some badass and bookish cross-stitch and embroidery patterns to get started on your own book art.

Lauren DiCioccio 

Embroidery book art from Lauren Dicioccio

Embroidery book art from Lauren Dicioccio

Embroidery book art from Lauren DicioccioLisa Kokin

Book art by Lisa Kokin

Book art by Lisa Kokin

Book art by Lisa Kokin

Robbin Ami Silverberg

Proverbial Threads collection from Robbin Ami Silverberg book art

Proverbial Threads collection from Robbin Ami Silverberg book art

Proverbial Threads collection from Robbin Ami Silverberg book art

Mireille Vautier

Book art from Mireille Vautier

Book art from Mireille Vautier

Embroidery book art from Mireille Vautier

What is your favorite embroidered book art or bookish craft project? 

All images are from the artist websites linked to before each collection. No books were harmed in the making of this post. Except those that were. 

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