The Migration of Stitches & the Practice of Stitch as Movement by Anne Butler Morrell is a small (only 15 pages), jam packed catalogue, written in 2007 and reissued in 2012 by the Sarabhai Foundation in Ahmedabad, India. This catalogue pares down stitching to essentials: the naming of stitches, basic categories of embroidery, the movement of stitches, the face of the fabric and the reverse, marking the fabric and tools. There is a list of related publications and a list of Morrell’s other excellent books. The back cover of the book shows needles of all types for the beginning embroiderer to learn sizes and names of that basic sewing tool.
By simplifying the sewing process, Anne Butler Morrell makes stitching look accessible, interesting, and enjoyable.