Here is a collection of colourful projects in surface embroidery celebrating the seasonal flowers and fruits of the English garden.
The book combines surface techniques with traditional designs in an exciting way, producing depth and other realistic effects which will delight and instruct needlewomen of all levels of experience.
Full instructions, working diagrams and colour illustrations are used to explain the projects, while a separate section on stitches and techniques provides additional support.
Publisher: Ruth Bean Publishers
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 292 x 216 x 8 mm
Carol Andrews' training in botanical drawing and painting shines through in this book. She aims to paint in thread all the plants in her world throughout the seasons, capturing their passing beauty. Surface stitches and subtle padding techniques are used together with skilful blending of colours to depict leaves, stems, flowers, seedpods and berries. It's inspiring and informative for embroiderers on all levels.* Express Publications (Australia) *
Iss 59, 1998:
...excellent photography...readers are gradually given the confidence to create and stitch unique and delicate embroideries...* NEW STITCHES *
...Carol Andrews has produced some stunning ideas for freestyle botanical embroideries...clear instructions and stitch diagrams.* Classic Stitches *
Book of the Month.
...exquisite designs...thorough explanation of the techniques...excellent diagrams.* Needlecraft *
Detailed, step by step instructions ensure that each embroiderer will be ready to tackle any one of the 15 delicious projects...the instructions are clear and easy to follow...including the best written instructions for French Knots that we have ever seen.* Madeira News *
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