Applique Embroidery by Florence Daisy Collingwood
Applique is the fascinating and versatile technique of applying one fabric to another. This beautiful book covers the principles within the technique, from the design stage through to padding, edgings and decorative stitches. It explains how to use a great collection of materials and threads, along with a rich array of stitches and textures to give dimension and contrast, thereby creating a unique piece of art. It introduces other embroidery techniques, such as gold work, crewel work and silk shading, that can be used in a piece of applique, and explains stitches that can embellish the piece further, such as the traditional buttonhole and blanket stitch, as well as couching, fly, feather, herringbone and knotted stitches. It is lavishly illustrated with 450 colour photographs. Written by a widely respected teacher, the book draws on her extensive examples to illustrate various applications and designs within this specialized and delightful area of embroidery. It is a book to be kept close and treasured.