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Richard Box's Flowers for Embroidery: A Step-By-Step Approach

Richard Box

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ISBN 10: 0715399810 / ISBN 13: 9780715399811
Published by David & Charles UK, 1993
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Richard Box's Flowers for Embroidery: A ...

Publisher: David & Charles UK

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Richard Box paints directly from nature, taking photographs to act as aide-memoires and then using collage and hand and machine embroidery techniques. Here he invites all embroiderers, including beginners, to create a collection of flower embroideries featuring roses, honeysuckle, poppies, delphiniums, hedgerow flowers and other favourites. The reader is taken through the various techniques step by step, with colour photographs illustrating the different stages.

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Box ( Drawing and Design for Embroidery ), a painter and a teacher as well as a writer, organizes this book into chapters defined by floral genres: the first, colonized by the poppy, "is intentionally kept simple and uncomplicated," based on a painting by the author that leads to a fabric collage. His narrative style is chatty (many exclamation marks--maybe too many), and his designs are ambitious and imaginative: one depicting honeysuckle can involve not only embroidery but the incorporation of 5000 beads. For seamsters with one foot in the garden, the book will appeal strongly: the author offers species of projects much as nature offers types of flowers (his first clematis project takes its cue from Clematis montana , the second from Clematis jackmanii ). Box also addresses various hierarchies of skill. And he isn't prim; his fabric collage suggesting a meadow is a motley swell. Ample illustrations of paintings, sketches, works in progress and finished pieces aid the eye, and quotations from Sacheverell Sitwell, Shakespeare and others help to set the tone. His optimistic philosophy: "There will be many ideas that will occur to you. Try them all!"
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