Dried Flower Embroidery: An Introduction to the Art of Flowers on Tulle (Paperback)Olga Prinku (author)
Dried Flower Embroidery celebrates the craft of flowers on tulle. Discover how to create beautiful displays of your favourite everlasting blooms, grasses and foliage.
Starting with the basics, Olga takes you step-by-step through how to master this craft - from techniques for drying flowers to making your own frames and embroidering onto tulle, using nature as your thread and drawing inspiration from the natural world. Expand your creativity and go on to create lovely designs of your own.
Featuring a collection of 16 projects from wall hangings to homewares and wearables - suitable for beginners and seasoned professionals alike - Olga inspires you to bring a touch of nature indoors, as she offers a fresh and modern approach to the craft of embroidery.
Presented through exquisite photography, Dried Flower Embroidery shows you how to create botanical artworks to display in your own home. Discover the joy of embroidering with dried flowers and make your own natural art with this irresistible book - a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 253 x 201 x 14 mm
Olga's delightful approach will have you creating the most beautiful dried floral embroidery projects in no time. From the very first page, she invites her readers on a mindful walk through nature. Olga teaches us all how to find beauty in the natural ingredients all around us, from growing, foraging, and drying incredible flora to pressing and storing botanicals worthy of immortalizing: this book is a celebration of flowers and an approachable craft worthy of pursuit in all seasons. * Sarah Simon (TheMintGardener), author of Modern Watercolor Botanicals *
I am so happy that Olga wrote this book! She is a true artist's soul and her flower embroideries have a breathtaking beauty. The beautiful photos of her instructions make you want to start right away. * Karin Heimberger-Preisler, author of Flower Ladies *
Forget notions of difficult stitches or fusty old flowers - Prinku's projects tantalize, thanks to her eye for contemporary design and finely honed awareness of colour when working with natural materials. Prinku has packed her book with ideas that update the concept of dried flowers for our homes. The results are fresh and modern, and speak to the zeitgeist and our renewed appreciation for nature and making things by hand. * Jo Hall, Embroidery Magazine *
What an absolute treat,it's exquisite... From first to last page, Dried Flower Embroidery is utterly captivating and gorgeous. The projects are dreamy and make me want to set aside a weekend or two to try this wonderfully innovative take on embroidery... I loved the childhood stories, I felt transported to another place and time. The photography is wonderfully immersive... This is a book to cherish and spend time with. * Stuart Hillard, author of Sew Fabulous and Sewing Bee contestant *
I have been eagerly awaiting Olga's first book to come out and wow, I am in awe of how stunningly beautiful the book is. It is a joy to read about Olga's cultural and family heritage and what led her to invent this unique craft form. The book is so accessible and full of beautiful photographs... It made me impetuous to try one of the projects immediately! And that to me, is a sign of a successful book. It is a book to treasure and pick up again and again, as there's so many lovely projects to make and it'll make a superb gift for anyone who is a keen crafter too! * Esen Kaya, gallery curator at the Aga Khan Centre *
The ultimate celebration of flower-on-tulle. * Sew magazine *
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Hi! I am Ana and I am from Argentina. I enjoyed very much the book, all the beautiful photos and how Olga teaches how to do that beautiful and unique things! Thank you Olga! I can't expect your next book!
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