on 15 April 2009
I was so impressed with this beautiful book, stunning designs, full of ideas - so different from the norm. A section of colour co-ordinated work & design templates has proved very usefull.
As an experienced needlewoman I learned even more I will recommend it to my students - go on, buy it for yourself, you will be delighted.
on 9 June 2009
what a great book, and good price, the pictures are a joy to behold,precise details,and drawings i am sure alot of thought went into writing this book, cannot wait to get started.
on 1 June 2010
There are some really beautiful, inspirational images in this book and it covers a lot of techniques. But, for an embroidery beginner, I found that the projects are much too difficult (even the easier ones).
Although there are stitch diagrams, they are not very clear and it would be necessary to learn how to do the stitches elsewhere before approaching any of the projects.
You will also need a well-equipped sewing basket with many different types of threads/wools/yarns, ribbons, needles. Gauge 28 wire is used a lot, as well as an embroidery hoop and anti-fray glue.
Even though this book is aimed at experienced embroiderers, I still think it was a good buy and have taken a few ideas from it, which I can incorperate into my own work.
This gorgeous book arrived today and I have hardly put it down since. It is a while since I did any serious embroidery but the three dimensional aspect of this book really appealed and I am not disappointed. I am not sure that it is a book for a complete beginner through there are one of two projects that are relatively easy and a few which I think are wonderful but would be worried as to whether I could actually manage them. The stitch dictionary at the back is very helpful and well laid out but, again, would someone with NO experience be able to make sense of it- not so sure. I have already earmarked a couple of projects I am keen to start - the beautiful burgundy passion flower for one - and my daughter, who has done very little sewing at all, is also keen to have a go at the dragonflies and butterflies. So....the book is stunning, the illustrations superb and the inspiration - priceless..... Really pleased I decided to buy this book.