Drawing inspiration from over 1200 years of history, this book provides a collection of 75 embroideries alongside sketches from the author's workbook. It includes full instructions for all techniques and stitches.
The flash of a needle, sewing gold threads and colored silk into beautiful tapestries and hangings: for centuries, embroiderers have created an art out of stitching fabulous designs and magical motifs. This stunning guide, with its full-color photos and detailed patterns, presents styles from a variety of different eras and countries. Among the diverse pictures to embroider are a vase filled with flowers, loosely based on a design for Argentan lace worn by Queen Charlotte at her wedding; a brown-and-orange tiger moth on a leaf hanging heavy with a strawberry and flowers; and a regency pattern with hens, a barn, and rolling farmland. A Selection of BOMC's Crafters Choice Book Club.