The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers - Library Edition (Hardcover)

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Written by needlework expert Trish Burr and created in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this package contains the sumptuous book and transfers of projects from the book together in a beautiful hardcover binder.

This sumptuous, 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.

Focusing mainly on long-and-short stitch and Trish's delicate, considered use of silk shading, the book contains all the stitches needed, clearly illustrated, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads - including a handy thread conversion chart. The projects from the book are full-size transfers included in the front pocket of the hard-backed folder.

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 eighteen 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.

This stunning yet practical book is a must-have for anyone interested in capturing flowers in thread.

About the Author


Trish Burr is a self-taught embroiderer who hungrily consumes all aspects of this fine craft. Through research and practice she has developed this individual technique of surface embroidery. She is the author of several highly successful books. Trish lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information on Trish and her work visit www.trishbembroidery.com


Product Details
ISBN: 9781782219064
ISBN-10: 1782219064
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English