Gilda Baron combines her love of nature and skills as a textile artist and embroiderer in this inspirational and innovative step-by-step guide. Using painted and dyed backgrounds, and hand and machine embroidery, she presents a wonderful variety of three dimensional landscape and flower embroideries. A number of techniques are employed when applying colour to the fabric including batik, salt discharge and brushing dye into a wet surface. Beautiful pictures are then stitched and built up over the background in easy stages. The feeling of perspective is enhanced by the clever use of scale and colour, and all the techniques are explained clearly and demonstrated in a series of stunning projects. This original book is packed with practical advice and information. Anyone interested in pattern, texture and colour will discover a wealth of inspiration when they work through the projects. Gilda's highly individual designs will encourage beginners and more experienced embroiderers to create their own embroidered flower designs. - Flowers are a popular subject - One of the Needlecraft series - Step-by-step guide
Gilda Baron trained at the London College of Fashion and she spent some time working in the fashion industry as a pattern cutter and designer. She went on to lecture about textiles and crafts and she is now a respected textile artist, regularly contributing to magazines, exhibiting her work and selling to galleries. She gives lectures and workshops for the Embroiderers' Guild, demonstrating her love of fabric and embroidery and sharing her enthusiasm with members everywhere.