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Gilda Baron
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The Art of Embroidered Flowers

Gilda Baron


Search Press Ltd

Art & Architecture;
Embroidery crafts


80 pages

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Explore nature through a combination of textiles and embroidery in this new, modernised edition of Gilda Baron's inspirational, innovative, step-by-step work.

Using painted and dyed backgrounds, and hand and machine embroidery, this guide presents a wonderful variety of three dimensional landscape and flower embroideries. A number of techniques are employed when applying colour to the fabric including batik, salt discharge and brushing dye into a wet surface. Beautiful pictures are then stitched and built up over the background in easy stages. The feeling of perspective is enhanced by the clever use of scale and colour, and all the techniques are explained clearly and demonstrated in a series of stunning projects. This original book is packed with practical advice and information. Anyone interested in pattern, texture and colour will discover a wealth of inspiration when they work through the projects. These highly individual designs will encourage beginners and more experienced embroiderers to create their own embroidered flower designs.

By:   Gilda Baron
Imprint:   Search Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 204mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   308g
ISBN:   9781782215226
ISBN 10:   1782215220
Series:   Search Press Classics
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction‚ 6 Materials & equipment‚ 8 design‚ 14 TECHNIQUES‚ 20 Surface embroidery‚ 28 Summer Meadow‚ 30 MACHINE EmBROIDERY‚ 36 Buttercup field‚ 40 Flowers by the fence‚ 50 Embroidered cards‚ 62 Taking things further‚ 66 paper mounts‚ 74 Panoramic scenes‚ 76 Conclusion‚ 78 Index‚ 80‚

Gilda Baron, who sadly passed away in 2015, had a wonderful career as a well-respected textile artist. Trained at the London College of Fashion, she not only became a lecturer in fashion and crafts, she was also a regular contributor to magazines and frequently exhibited at galleries, where she also sold her work. She held many workshops for embroiderers' groups and guilds over the years, demonstrating her love of fabric and embroidery and sharing her enthusiasm with people everywhere. She is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren; and her friendship and talent are deeply missed.

This is a re-issue of the late Gilda Baron's popular book, in the new Classics series. Using painted or dyed backgrounds with machine and hand embroidery and applique, and by following Gilda's meticulous instructions, colourful interpretations of landscapes and gardens can be created. Three step-by-step projects are included with many suggestions for taking the techniques further, and a gallery of Gilda's completed works provide further inspiration. This gloriously colourful book is a must-have for any embroiderer's bookshelf. * East Kent Embroiderers Guild *

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