Embody by Jacqueline Cieslak
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JACQUELINE CIESLAK is a designer, teacher, and maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jacqui’s passion for craft, her knitting and sewing expertise, and her inclusive, welcoming attitude to
making coalesce in Embody, a capsule collection of wearable wardrobe staples that you’ll return to
again and again.
Empowering makers to create clothes that honour their bodies is at the core of Jacqui’s designing
practice, and this shines through in her debut book. Embody consists of three infinitely adaptable
patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with bespoke instructions to create customised, perfectly
fitted garments designed to be the foundation of any maker’s me-made wardrobe. With included
variations resulting in as many as 25 unique pieces from the three cornerstone patterns, this book
encourages makers to think of a pattern as the starting point for their own creativity — a skill that will
change how they approach any given pattern.
Embody offers a perspective on making which centres versatility, minimalism, and sustainability, both
in making and wearing handmade clothes. Along with patterns and styling tips, Jacqui shares insights
from her years of teaching capsule wardrobe workshops that will be invaluable to makers at any stage
of building their own handmade wardrobe. Celebrate your body and the art of making with Embody
as your guide.
EMBODY — A Capsule Collection to Knit & Sew
by Jacqueline Cieslak
A new book from Pom Pom Press, publishing 25th March 2021
• Three infinitely adaptable patterns (two knitting, one sewing) with bespoke instructions
• Featuring yarns from La Bien Aimée and Knit Picks, and fabric from EWE Fine Fiber Goods
• Graded for chests up to 64 inches
• Includes digital download containing print-at-home sewing patterns and copyshop files
• 102 pages, softback book, printed in the UK