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.
Search Press Ltd
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Series: Search Press Classics
15 June 2017
Introductionâ 6 Materials & equipmentâ 8 designâ 14 TECHNIQUESâ 20 Surface embroideryâ 28 Summer Meadowâ 30 MACHINE EmBROIDERYâ 36 Buttercup fieldâ 40 Flowers by the fenceâ 50 Embroidered cardsâ 62 Taking things furtherâ 66 paper mountsâ 74 Panoramic scenesâ 76 Conclusionâ 78 Indexâ 80â
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.
Reviews for The Art of Embroidered Flowers
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 *