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 folder edition is complete with all the reusable iron-on transfers you need, safely stored in side the front pocket
The eleven beautiful embroideries are re-workings of botanical artworks from Kew's Art Collection.
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.
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.
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