Stumpwork and Goldwork Embroidery: Inspired by Turkish, Syrian and Persian Tiles
The research and embroidery involved in creating the designs for this book has been a joy for Jane Nicholas. She has revelled in the opportunity to indulge a passion of hers since childhood - combining jewel-like colours, gold metallic threads and glittering beads. Sixteen projects are presented in this book, varying both in size and complexity. Each has been inspired by an example of Islamic art - pottery, textiles, manuscripts or jewellery - from Turkey, Syria, Persia, Arabia or India.
Jane Nicholas has worked in the field of embroidery for over twenty years, specialising in stumpwork and goldwork embroidery. She has written five books and has contributed widely to journals and magazines. She teaches widely for Embroiderers' Guilds and businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and continues to research and develop new techniques, particularly in stumpwork.
Introduction Turkish Tulip Tile Persian Peony Tile Syrian Pomegranate Tile Miscellanea Techniques and Equipment Stitch Glossary Bibliography and Further Reading Embroidery Supplies and Kit Information Index Picture Credits