Combining fashion, design, textile art and embroidery, Embroidered Purses is a book for all those looking to create one of the most-loved fashion items. Whether you are a textile artist looking for a practical application for your work or from a fashion background, this book is for you. Taking inspiration from historical purses, foreign textiles and design themes, the author has created a practical but inspirational book. It is illustrated throughout with colour photographs of finished purses, both historical and modern, and complemented by clear and lucid step-by-step diagrams and instructions on how to make, decorate and embellish the purses.
Linda Tudor is a member of the acclaimed Practical Study Group of the Embroiderers' Guild, UK, and member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, UK. She is an exhibiting textile artist and her work is seen in private collections throughout the UK and also Japan, Denmark, Hungary and Norway. She runs workshops on design topics, purses and slashing. Linda lives in Leatherhead, Surrey, England.