Seasons for the Soul - Spells of Nature: The Embroidered Art of Julia van den Bosch (Hardback)
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Seasons for the Soul - Spells of Nature: The Embroidered Art of Julia van den Bosch (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages
Published: 29/03/2024
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The beauty and magic of nature seen through the eye of a needle.

Colours of flowers and shapes of plants; bleached grass and golden cornfields at harvest time; spiders webs on the structures of decayed seedheads; a metallic green chafer beetle landing on a deep crimson rose; a shooting star. Beguiling discoveries that are part of the world full of secrets, minute details and the sumptuous colours and textures of nature that lend themselves to their translation into rich embroidery.

This embroidered path of the seasons uses hand embroidery in its traditional role of storytelling to share nature’s gifts. Each stitch holds the emotion of the moment and keeps a record.

The book tells the story of the companionship and healing offered by the seasons during the enforced isolation of the pandemic, and how it enabled the artist to find beauty in solitude.

Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781916846043
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Like so many people the artist found solace in nature during the dark days of the pandemic lockdown. This stunningly illustrated book is her record of the magic and beauty she discovered on her own doorstep through the changing seasons. - Zac Goldsmith

The beauty of the English countryside — its wild flowers, trees and fauna, its magic and folklore — explored and celebrated through the art of embroidery. A gorgeous, healing, inspiring book. - Alex Martin, author of The Weaver's Trade

This is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and uplifting book that shows off the extraordinary power of simple country gardens to soar the soul. - Piers Morgan

Very few positive things came from the response to Covid, but Julia’s book is an example of how many of us turned our gaze to nature and found its healing properties for the body and mind. This book is an inspiration. - Alex Saberi

To be in tune with the earth’s energies and colours is the closest way to be part of something so complex and magical. With Seasons for the Soul, Julia shares with you this inspiring and beautiful universe we are all part of. - Ronny de Koning, Artistic Director of Petersham Nurseries

Seasons for the Soul, Spells of Nature takes you on a delightful journey through the four seasons. The embroidered art of Julia Van Den Bosch is accompanied by stories and a treasure trove of information about the natural world. Julia encourages the reader to look beyond the pathways and explore all that nature has to offer, enjoying the journey and not just the destination. The book is a wonderful read, sharing Julia's flair for storytelling alongside her detailed embroidered art. Her skills as an embroiderer beautifully capture the tones and textures that nature brings us. - Hayley Mills-Styles

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