Karen Barbé Workshops

14 Feb 2017

Colour Confident Stitching book is here!

I'm so happy to finally announce that my first book Colour Confident Stitching is ready! It's been loooong months of work so being able to actually touch it and browse through its pages feels like a dream come true.

Colour Confident Stitching will help you create beautiful colour palettes for your projects. It does not matter how many times you feel you have failed in the past when choosing colours. The good news is that colour is a skill that can be learned. We all have the potential to shine just by learning the process and putting it into practice. Although the focus here is embroidery, the theory and process of creating colour palettes has many potential applications beyond stitching.

Get started with this book that brings together tips on how to discover and dissect a world of colour and harmony into palettes, grids and stitches to build your own interpretation. Through a simple and yet thorough understanding of color theory, I share concepts, tools and explanations to recognise, understand and combine colours that can be applied to any kind of creative project. Colour Confident Stitching walks you through wonderful visual narratives that were conceived especially for this book. With my camera I take you on a trip around the streets, into the home and those small surprises that provide vivid examples of the core premise: anyone can train to capture and build their own colour palettes.

Colour Confident Stitching : How to Create Beautiful Colour Palettes
by Karen Barbé

Paperback, 128 pages
The Pimpernel Press
London, United Kingdom
Language: English

The publication date is March 2nd, 2017 but you can pre-order it now from these online shops:
Book Depository

Colour Confident Stitching is my first book and I have dedicated it to my niece Violeta because I love her so much and because I wanted to honour all the moments we've spent together colouring with pencils and recognising colours in things, flowers and animals. I'm not sure if she understands this now but this is my way of handing down to her my passion for colour and embroidery.


Montse Llamas said...

Ay, qué ilusión me va a hacer, después de todos estos años siguiéndote y admirándote, tener un libro con todas tus imágenes y tu conocimiento entre mis manos. Enhorabuena! Estoy deseando que salga a la venta ;)


Raúl Prado said...

Se observa un diseño moderno, colorido, gracioso, de fácil y agradable lectura.

No cabe duda que el esfuerzo, dedicación y tiempo empleado en su concepción y desarrollo ha valido la pena.


Karen Barbé said...

Montse – ¡Gracias querida! Es cierto, ¡creo que eres de las seguidoras fundacionales del blog! Y, aunque suene a palabrería manida lo que voy a decir, pero es gracias a personas como tú que este libro llegó a ser una realidad: cada visita, cada comentario, cada palabra llena de buenas energías me fueron alimentando de ganas y convencimiento de que un proyecto así de grande y lindo era posible.

Gracias siempre.
Un abrazo.

Karen Barbé said...

Raúl – Estimadísimo, gracias por tus palabras. Ya sabes que tú también fuiste parte de este logro.

Bele said...

Congratulations! The book looks wonderful from what I can eye on the pictures.
Good luck with this project,

Klara said...

Congratulations Karen! And even the name your niece is a colour (almost)! The book looks very lovely!

Karen Barbé said...

Thank you so much dear Bele and Klara !!!

Heidi said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read it. It looks lovely.

Karen Barbé said...

Thank you Heidi !

javu said...

Me encanta!
Amo que haya gente como tu en Chile! Trabajo con honestidad y contenido
Felicitaciones, voy a por el mio!

Daisy Debs said...

Congratulations on your lovely new book . I will be looking out for it :)

Karen Barbé said...

Thank you dear Daisy !

Gracias querida Javu, ¡tus palabras me emocionan mucho!