The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers (Hardback Library edition) Hardback
by Trish Burr
Part of the Kew Books series
This sumptuous and inspiring book, written by needlework expert Trish Burr and created in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a stunning, contemporary guide to embroidering flowers.
This hardback edition of the book contains all the templates needed at full size; if you would like the option to use iron-on transfers of the designs, please purchase the folder edition (9781782216421). Focusing mainly on long-and-short stitch and Trish's delicate, considered use of silk shading, the book contains all the clearly-illustrated stitches needed, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads - including a handy thread conversion chart.
The embroideries are reworkings of botanical artworks from Kew's Art Collection.
There is one 'starter' project to encourage readers to try out the techniques, one large sampler containing 18 small elements that can be worked individually or as a group, and nine further projects - including a striking spider chrysanthemum, an elegant waterlily and an opulent magnolia.
All the projects are shown step-by-step, with an order of work diagram given where appropriate. All the templates needed are also included at full size at the back of the book.
This stunning yet practical book is a must-have for anyone interested in capturing flowers in thread.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, 700 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: Search Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/05/2020
- Category: Embroidery crafts
- ISBN: 9781782219064