Twelve fabulous projects reflect Margaret’s passion for travel and the decorative arts.
She masterfully distils her experiences and research into exquisite designs that enchant with captivating combinations of colour and stitch, utilising wool and silk threads on linen and cotton fabrics.
Embroider stunning decorative panels and tiles, perfect for framing or soft furnishings, needlework accessories, and a bag and jewellery roll utilising a unique felt-inlay technique from 19th century Iranian textiles.
Detailed instructions are provided for every step from stitching to construction, including a comprehensive library of diagrams and step-by-step photographs for more than seventy stitches.
'A Fine Tradition 2' features the following projects:
Necessaire with storage for threads and needlework tools embroidered with scrolling stems and stylised flowers
Grapes, curling tendrils and leaves showcasing different fillings within a vine-inspired border
Colourful combination of traditional and modern motifs using a range of kantha embroidery stitches
Fieldflowers in a Bowl
Vibrant sunflowers, poppy and cornflowers, enhanced with raised embroidery techniques, displayed in a ceramic bowl
Delightful depiction of a pomegranate from flower to ripe fruit enclosing a wool felt surface for needle storage
Strawberry Still Life
Appliqué bowl embellished with blue embroidery, overflowing with luscious strawberries worked with needlelace
Striking, symmetrical design with large leaves, pomegranates, tulips and other flower forms
Delft Tulip Tile
Large vase with blue tulips and smaller flowers within a geometric shape, enhanced with small acorn sprays
Bag with shoulder strap showcasing a stunning felt inlay technique with bright, floral motifs, flowing vines and ogee shapes
Resht Jewellery Roll
Jewellery roll embellished with pretty, floral motifs and an ogee shape, worked using a stunning felt inlay technique
Set of six needlework accessories embroidered with blue threads in the tradition of Deerfield embroidery
Pomegranate Still Life
Superb still life depicting branches of cherry blossom in a large vase and needlelace pomegranates on a patterned dish