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The Myth and Magic of Embroidery By Helen M. Stevens

The Myth and Magic of Embroidery

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The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens

From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of embroidery in such rituals. The Myth and Magic of Embroidery contains embroidered pictures inspired by nature, including plant life, animals, landscapes and sacred places from many origins such as Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Old English. Each chapter contains an adaptation of a legend or fable with illustrations taken from the author's own workbook. The book includes detailed working methods and new design techniques, such as the transformation of traditional ethnic stitches and the translation of designs from ceramics and architecture into motifs for embroidery, enabling the reader to create stunning embroidery pieces of their own.

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About Helen M. Stevens


Helen M. Stevens' embroidered pictures are now held in collections all over the world, and she has a dedicated following both at home and abroad. A writer and broadcaster, Helen is a member of the Society of Women Artists, one of only three textile artists to be so honoured. The commission she received from the House of Commons remains the only textile piece to have become part of the Palace of Westminster Collection. Helen's previous books for David & Charles include The Timeless Art of Embroidery, Helen M. Stevens' World of Embroidery, Helen M. Stevens' Embroiderer's Year and three Masterclass Embroidery titles, Birds, Butterflies and Flowers. Helen lives near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Table of Contents


Preface Introduction 1. Words and Music 2. Blythe Spirits 3. Earth Wind and Water 4. Plantlore 5. Quests, Journeys and Battles 6. Animal Magic 7. Sacred Places Basic Techniques The Practicalities Acknowledgments Index

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GOR005624123
The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens
Helen M. Stevens
Used - Very Good
Paperback
David & Charles
2005-09-30
144
0715321463
9780715321461
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