Embroidered Knot Gardens: Using Three-Dimensional Stumpwork, Canvas Work and Ribbon Work Hardcover – 26 May 2006
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Master the textures and shapes of topiary, hedges, walls, paths and water features, to produce beautiful miniature gardens that are blooming with flowers and bursting with colour. Specialist techniques and simple instructions combine in this practical guide that inspires the reader to create their own textured, three-dimensional designs on canvas. From the spectacular reds, browns and burnished gold of autumn to the vibrant greens and refreshing blues of spring, these exquisite embroidered gardens encompass a variety of styles and historical periods - there is a design here to suit all tastes and abilities. Step-by-step instructions guide the reader through the appropriate stitches and techniques needed to achieve these stunning effects. The techniques covered include canvas stitches, stump work, ribbon embroidery, knitting and wire work, each one is easy to follow and fully illustrated with detailed line drawings.
About the Author
Owen Davies was the Royal School of Needlework's first male Apprentice and on completing his course he continued to work as a Workroom embroiderer and teacher for two years.
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Also nice historical information about needlework and knot gardens.
Very informative and makes you want to start a project right away:)
Clear diagrams and explanations to show techniques to design and stitch your own knot garden. Historical details and photos of actual knot gardens whet the appetite for your creation.
Can be enjoyed by expert needleworkers and novices alike.
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I found three Downton Abbey figures( in the same scale) to walk in the garden. Love it!