In this beautiful book, Kay and Michael Dennis combine traditional stumpwork techniques with up-to-date designs and methods to create an exceptional embroidery illustrating the four seasons. It includes a needlelace swan, a blossom bough, sheep, deer and even a log cabin - all explained in clear, step-by-step photographs. Experienced embroiderers will delight in producing the embroidery as a single piece of work in its own right, though beginners may prefer to focus on one season at a time, producing four separate, though equally as evocative, embroideries.
Kay Dennis is a professional embroiderer and former Chairman of the Guild of Needlelace. She has been teaching both needlelace and stumpwork for many years and is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild. She has written articles for a leading needlecraft magazine and has lectured and demonstrated widely. Michael Dennis is a professional woodturner. He retired in 2001 and now assists Kay full-time in all aspects of her work. Kay and Michael have been married for 32 years and live in Northwood, Middlesex.
* Over 250 step-by-step photographs and instructions show you how to produce a beautiful stumpwork embroidery illustrating the four seasons. * Details of materials, equipment, stitches and needlelace techniques are given at the beginning of the book, making it suitable for embroiderers of all abilities. * Overflowing with information and helpful tips, this exceptional book will prove an invaluable reference for many years to come.