Author(s): CAMPBELL-HARDING VAL
For hundreds of years, embroiderers have been finding inspiration in flowers and plants; and pattern, colour and texture in plant material provide an immense range of possibities for modern embroidery. Valerie Campbell-Harding has written a sourcebook which will guide and inspire embroiderers who wish to make plants a main theme of their work. The book begins with a section on looking for patterns, with suggestions on collecting material. The following chapters move on to ways of designing to give results suitable for different types of embroidery and quilting. The author looks at design using patterns from nature, and shows how the repetition of motifs can give effective designs; silhouettes and negative shapes ar also investigated. A chapter is devoted to the study of tone and colour in plants and its interpretation in stitchery. A final chapter looks at successful completed examples, and considers the process of translating a design on paper into a finished embroidery. The author teaches Embroderers' Guild groups and City and Guild courses. She is a member of the Practical Study Group of the Emroiderers' Guild. She is also the author of "Textures in Embroidery", "Faces and Figures in Embroidery" and "Strip Patchwork".
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Looking for pattern in flowers and plants; design usig patterns from nature; borders and bands; silhouettes from flowers and plants; designs using negative shapes; using tone and colour; texture; the finished embroidery.