Helen M. Stevens' Embroidered Animals

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9780715318034: Helen M. Stevens' Embroidered Animals

In this fourth title in her Masterclass Embroidery series, Helen M. Stevens reveals more of the secrets of achieving astonishlingly lifelike effects using pure silk thread. In five fascinating chapters Helen explores a variety of animals that are linked in different ways - whether by their ferocity as predators, their closeness to man as familiar countryside dwellers or as among the world's weirder creatures like the platypus. Each chapter leads towards a master class project with colour templates. Easy to follow colour photographs illustrate the working stages of the design to ensure that perfect results are achieved.

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Helen M. Stevens has become an internationally-acclaimed embroiderer and designer since opening her studio, True Embroideries, in 1981. Her unique pictures, worked by hand in pure silk, are in collections around the world, and commissions include work for the Mary Rose Trust, Harrods, the Edith Cavell Hospital, and the Palace of Westminster. Helen also lectures throughout the UK and overseas and undertakes research on medieval and contemporary embroidery. Helen lives in Suffolk.

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Oct/Nov 05 ...the animals are brought to life by Helen's astonishingly lifelike effects using pure silk threads. She explores a variety of animals, from the simple fieldmouse to the duck-billed platypus and the koala bear...There is something for all embroiderers in this book...Each stage of the design is photographed in colour to ensure that perfect results are achieved. Stitch

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