The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces

The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures, and Surfaces by Françoise Tellier-Loumagne will inspire needleworkers to think outside the box. Hundreds of stunning textural photographs offer a dreamlike look at nature’s beauty. Although the book does not instruct on embroidery techniques, it invites the reader to explore, express, and execute embroidery without restraint. The concepts of design, composition, and use of materials expand the perception of what embroidery can do.

Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches

The Art of Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces

By Françoise Tellier-Loumagne
London: Thames and Hudson, 2006. Softbound, 304 pages, $39.95. ISBN 978-0-500-28639-5.


Beautiful Beaded Embroidery, beautifully photographed and illustrated, is chock-full of step-by-step instructions and full-size lift-out patterns for the seventeen projects that make this volume a real treasure for embroiderers and beaders. Build your skills by learning several types of beading. Projects include bags, ornaments, pillows, flowers, or our favorite—the black satin dancing shoes!

Embroidery: Inspirational Stitches

Beautiful Beaded Embroidery

Beautiful Beaded Embroidery: 17 Elegant Projects by Country Bumpkin
Concord, California: C&T, 2006. Softbound, 128 pages, $27.95. ISBN 978-1-57120-406-6.



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