Embroidery fans will love this new collection of designs from author of Modern Folk Embroidery, Nancy Nicholson. This collection features 20 projects embellished with wool embroidery - a modern take on traditional crewel embroidery, which is enjoying a huge renaissance. Crewel embroidery is done using 2ply wool and stitched onto linen: Nancy shows how to get beautiful results using different types of yarn and fabric. Readers will love getting fast results and busting their yarn stashes to create the stunning projects. As well as the projects, Nancy has created easy-to-follow diagrams showing how to do all the necessary embroidery stitches in the collection, making it a fantastic reference tool for stitchers.
Nancy Nicholson grew up in a creative environment as her parents were both textile designers. She attended Maidstone College of Art where she did a BA in Graphic Design, and then went on to The Royal College of Art where she did an MA in Fine Art Textiles. Since leaving college Nancy has been working to exhibition with works in paper, print and embroidery, and experimenting widely in many aspects of textiles and design, both commercial and fine art based, including contributing to craft books and magazine articles. For the past ten years she has taught art and craft to children and adults. Nancy lives in Kent.