P. Burr

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (27 of 27)
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,180,642 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 27
The Embroiderer's Story: Needlework from the Renai&hellip by Thomasina Beck
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 31 Jan 2004
I loved this book! I have been doing research on the history of embroidery and having ploughed through many historical facts, this book made a refreshing change. The author gives anecdotes and interesting little stories of embroiderers' lives in this period which is fascinating. Thomasina sounds like the sort of person one would love to meet to hear more... If you are at all interested in embroidery you will enjoy this thoroughly, even recommended for bedtime reading.
Embroideries from an English Garden: Projects and &hellip by Carol Andrews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I first came across this book in a UK Needlecraft magazine where it was described as "Real Embroidery. This is probably the closest thing to real embroidery that you will find, and I have read most books on the subject. The designs are stitched in long & short shading, padding and a small amount of stumpwork, all of which create a realistic 3D effect. The projects virtually come alive off the page and make you want to reach out and pick the plants. It is very clearly illustrated with simple instructions and you will quickly become addicted to Carol's type of embroidery, in fact it is virtually impossible to pass by a flower/plant without feeling the need to paint it with your… Read more