By Trish Burr
This exquisite book, a follow-up to the massively successful Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers, is written by needlework expert Trish Burr in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It features a starter project that introduces the reader to the most commonly used stitches, including long-and-short stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, bullions and French knots, then nine full sampler projects. The samplers feature a vast array of fauna and flora, including butterflies, bugs, birds, a rabbit and a hedgehog; lotuses, foxgloves, poppies, toadstools, and numerous wildflowers. The book explains all the stitches needed, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads – including a handy thread conversion chart. All the projects are shown step-by-step, with an order of work diagram given where appropriate. The templates are included at full size. This stunning yet practical book is a must-have for anyone interested in capturing the intricacy of nature in thread.