New in the shop – Stitched Textiles: Flowers, by Bobby Britnell

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£18.50 plus p&p

The book will take you on a creative journey from initial inspiration through to finished pieces, visiting design development and the materials and methods along the way.

Evidence of the use of the flowers as a design source can be traced back throughout history, and this book will definitely appeal to those of you interested in exploring flowers as a design source.

The techniques covered in the book can however be applied to almost any source of inspiration, with an abundance of possibilities for art and textile projects.

Techniques explored include dyeing, mono-printing, block printing, appliqué, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piecing and stitching. There are five step-by-step projects build on the skills learnt in the preceding sections and include wall hangings, a pretty needlecase, a pincushion and a cushion cover. This book which is aimed at both the beginner and practising textile artists will inspire and encourage new ideas and experimentation.