Helan Pearce has had a passion for embroidery since she was a young girl in her native England, creating embroidered pieces to raise money at church stalls, and to give to family and friends as gifts. Helan's love of flowers comes from walking through the woods and fields of England as a young girl. Helan has always loved dimensional work, in both embroidery and applique, and the projects presented in Dimensional Embroidery combine new and old techniques to create her beautiful embroidered flowers. Using wired petals and leaves, flowers are constructed and attached to background fabric. Applique and surface embroidery in fine wool and silk threads create 14 glorious projects for your home. Detailed patterns (plus pattern sheet), over 300 diagrams and step-by-step instructions throughout. Full colour photographs accompany each project displaying a wonderful richness of colour throughout the book.
Helan Pearce is an accomplished embroiderer, who teaches all around Australia. She enjoys developing new designs and techniques to make her work interesting and unique. Helan also embellishes wedding dresses and bridal accessories, specialising in embroidery and beading for a well-known Australian couturier. Helan has an immense love of colour and this plays a critical part in her designs. She has also contributed to articles and projects in a number of craft magazines.