by Anisa A. Claire, T.J. Crayons
on January 1st 1970
Style: Contains Extras, single page illustrations
Format: Glue Binding, Soft cover
A cute book featuring "stitched" an "patched" images to color in. The drawings are cute and quirky with appeal to all ages
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Stitch’d – Coloring Book Review
This is such a cute and quirky coloring book. The theme of the book is “stitching”. Think patchwork quilts, applique, clothes patches, and stuffed toys. All of these items show their stitching which has been highlighted in this coloring book. Often these toys and household items are made from sewing scraps and embellished with buttons and bows, which has also been the case in this book. If you have a sewing or craft background, you will identify with this cute book.
Cover & Layout
Stitch’d has a soft, glossy cover which has been printed in color. The front cover sports a patchwork giraffe with an applique tree in the background. The giraffe has a cute button eye and several patches where his spots would be. The cover image has also been included in the book for you to color as well. The back cover shows 3 examples from the book of uncolored line art. The book measures 28cm x 21.5 cm (approximately 11 in x 8.5 in).
After the dedication the coloring book proper starts. There are 25 illustrations related to the “stitching” theme printed on single sided white, trade stock paper. In addition, there are 7 bonus images from other books by the same authors.
There is an array of cute, whimsical images in the book all with the distinctive patched and stitched look. You will find garden gnomes, owls, scenes from nature, pirates, animals and even some gingerbread men! The choice of images for the book is consistent with the “patchwork” theme and really replicates a lot of the cute characters, quilts and toys that have been made in the past.
The lines are black. My copy of the book has some slight blurriness of the lines in a few of the images, not all. Although this does not affect coloring the book at all it is not as crisp and sharp as I would prefer. It may well be a printing glitch as can happen with publishing. The majority of the images are black, with lovely crisp black outlines making them easy to see with minor visual impairment.
The line weight is primarily medium with some heavy lines. The line weight makes it easy to see th outlines. The illustrations tend to fill the whole of the page with detail but there are plenty of larger spaces for colorists that do not like fiddly bits. Colorists that enjoy more detailed could embellish the pictures with their own designs and patterns.
The images have all been orientated portrait style and are well centered on the page. Around each image you will find a border giving it a framed appearance. I love seeing borders on images as they always give it a finished appearance to my eye.
All of the illustrations have been positioned well away from spine making it easy to color. In addition, there is a nice area of white space around the edge of each image for ease of coloring. The book does lay down flat with some gentle persuasion.
Stitch’d Coloring Book Video Review
Enjoy the video flip through review of Stitch’d – A Patchwork World below:
Where to buy Stitch’d Coloring Book
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Happy coloring x