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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 01 April 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782211358
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £20.00

Embroidered Treasures: Animals

£20.00

Exquisite Needlework of the Embroiderers’ Guild Collection by Dr Annette Collinge

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Book Description

A fabulous collection of photographs of rarely seen embroidered animals in the Embroiderers' Guild Collection.

Praise for the Embroidered Treasures series:

"What I love about this new series of books from the Embroiderers’ Guild of the UK is that you can learn much from each book, just by studying the pieces in it.

No, it’s not an instructional project book you won’t learn how to recreate, step-by-step, the embroidery pieces you see. But you will learn a lot about the history and development of embroidery, and you’ll see, at a glance, what kinds of techniques can be used to produce a certain look or style of embroidery.

This is very helpful, if you have ideas in mind for a project, but you’re not sure what techniques to use to get the look you want." - Mary Corbet, Needle 'n Thread

This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers’ Guild’s huge collection of embroidered animals through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full along with detailed images that show off the stunning variety of creatures at their best.

Dr Annette Collinge's informative extended captions for each of the pieces give information on the provenance where known, and evaluate the quality of, and variety in, each of the works from her expert perspective.

Rarely exhibited in public, these beautiful and important embroideries that span the centuries are now available for everyone to see.

Table of Contents

History of the Embroiderers’ Guild and its Collection 6
Introduction 10
1. Embroidery in monochrome 12
2. Embroidery on evenweave backgrounds 20
3. Samples and samplers 28
4. Animals in art 38
5. Applied materials 46
6. Animals in three dimensions 58
7. The use of metal thread 66
8. Stitches and more stitches 74
9. Embroidery in silk and wool 88
10. made by machine 98
11. Animals from many lands 104
12. Fanciful animals 118
Index 128

About the Author

About Dr Annette Collinge

Annette Collinge has had a lifelong interest in embroidery. She is a life member of The Embroiderers’ Guild, has been a Branch Chairman, Regional Chairman and Trustee of the Guild, she is currently part of a working party, organizing exhibitions of the Collection and is the primary contact for questions about the Collection. She is a mixed media textile artist and a member of the exhibiting group, Studio 21, a group of textile artists who bring together a creative and innovative mix of media and stitched textiles. Annette lives in Woking, UK. Her work can be seen on her website at www.annettecollinge.com

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