David & Charles 4th imp 1990
large 4to, very very minor fading to bottom edge of boards o/w VG++/VG++ 1230 gms
(Order reference 5847).
The pleasures of gardens and embroidery are so remarkably similar that it is no surprise to find that the garden enthusiast and embroidery enthusiast are often one and the same person. For the delight of all creative gardeners and embroiderers, the beautiful art of needleworkers through the ages is presented in glorious colour illustrations in this fascinating exploration. Guided by acknowledged expert Thomasina Beck, reinterpret and recreate the beauty of the garden in embroidery, drawing inspiration from embroiderers from the sixteenth century to the modern day.
`Meticulously researched — a constant joy and inspiration.'