Part of a series which reveals the secrets of achieving lifelike effects using pure silk thread. This book features over 20 inspirational studies from nature. It includes a variety of animal portraits: from ferocious predators to familiar countryside dwellers.
In this fourth title in her “Masterclass Embroidery” Series, acclaimed textile artist Helen M. Stevens reveals the secrets of achieving lifelike effects using pure silk thread.“Embroidered Animals” features over 20 inspirational studies from nature. In five chapters, Helen creates a variety of animal portraits: from ferocious predators to familiar countryside dwellers.Each of the five chapters builds toward an in-depth project, which includes templates, colour keys and step-by-step stitching instructions.Easy-to-follow colour photographs illustrate the working stages of each masterclass project, ensuring that perfect results can be achieved when recreating these delightful animal studies.
Since opening her studio, True Embroideries, in 1981, Helen M. Stevens' work has become internationally acclaimed. Her original pictures are in collections worldwide and she is the author of 12 titles for D&C. Helen lives near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.