Inspiring and lavishly illustrated, Embroidered Originals expresses a love for the language of embroidery while revealing the artistry of Sue Rangeley’s stunning creations.
Sue’s inspiration is our natural world – Embroidered Originals will take you from breath taking drawings through stitched samples to wonderful finished garments and accessories.
A chapter on Studio Techniques gives insight into the rich diversity of processes employed by Sue and will serve as a comprehensive practical guide for all embroiderers and textile artists.
· Cut-out and machine lace
· Water-soluble media
· Fabric manipulation
· Using silk sheers
· Free machining
A love of stitch is evident in this, Sue Rangeley’s first book. It will enchant and inform while giving new inspiration for creative stitch with a touch of pzazz!
A book for the coffee table and the workroom.
The inspirational images in this book could easily stand alone - the photography by Michael Wicks, makes every stitch sing and enhances the delicate detail in the machine embroidered pieces. Sue Rangeley takes us on a tour of the embroidery she produces in her studio practice. Quite simply a beautiful book.' Embroidery
'Inspired by the natural world, the textiles are grouped by theme: Frost, Foliage and Flora. Sue's sketches illustrate the themes and the photography captures the delicacy of the embroideries. Some books are meant to be drooled over - and this is one of them.' Stitch
'This book is a testament to Sue's skill and artistry in the language of embroidery. A delight for those interested in fine craft textiles.' Sew Today
'Sue lets flow with glorious inspirational colour that keeps on coming as you progress through the chapters of Frost, Foliage and Flora. The richness of the pieces in the chapters is complemented by the eminently practical Studio Techniques at the back of the book, this was my favourite part and the reason you'd take the book out again when it has fired you up to get stitching.' Wardrobe