Arounna Khounnoraj's Embroidery is a modern guide to this ancient craft.
Arounna will show you how to master the art of the decorative stitch through clear step-by-step instructions that demystify the embroidery stitches and teach you how to apply them through a collection of 20 botanical-inspired projects. The projects include bags, wall hangings, handkerchiefs, cushions and more. This book will inspire you to build on your skills and find your own personal style.
Packed with stunning lifestyle photography that draws on Arounna natural style and aesthetic, step-by-step illustrations will clearly show you how to start and finish each project neatly.
Embroidery offers a fresh approach in Arounna's signature style.
About the Author
Arounna Khounnraj is a Canadian artist and maker based in Toronto, where she emigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a master's in fine arts, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fiber arts. In 2002 she started Bookhou, a multi-disciplinary studio with her husband John Booth. Together, they explore a variety of printing and embroidery techniques through making utilitarian objects such as bags, home goods and textiles. Arounna is a craft-influencer in her own right with a massive 211K followers on Instagram. She runs regular workshops and is recognized for her beautiful embroidery. Arounna has previously published Punch Needle (2019) and Visible Mending (2020) by Quadrille.
"There are plenty of embroidery books out there, but Khounnoraj’s promises to be something special." -Leah B., Powell's