Jane Nicholas OAM, has released her latest book and it is lovely. Shakespeare’s Flowers in Stumpwork takes Jane’s followers further along the path they explored with her in Stumpwork Medieval Flora (2009).
There are projects exploring surface embroidery, stumpwork featuring many of the flowers found in the gardens, fields and hedgerows at the time of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I. The instructions are beautifully illustrated, so those newish to embroidery can figure out what to do next although prior experience with embroidery will definately be a help.
We are really loving 2 important features of the designs and instructions, firstly that they can easily be applied as a small individual design for a small enhancement or used as part of a larger piece with the instructions provided to do so. The second aspect is the selection of threads has the more more lavish silk thread option if you are feeling flush but includes a more budget friendly DMC stranded thread althernative.
I am particularly fond of the border of flowers for the mirror, but lacking time with have to shelve this for a little while. What a lovely, lovely book to add to your selection.
Needlecraft stuff we talk about
- Black Parrot Art Room
- CustomFit by Amy Herzog Designs
- Debi Birkin Designs
- Jane Nicholas
- Liverpool Picture Framing
- Mimosa Embroidery
- Regal Craft Cards
- The Stitchery
- Thread Colour Converter