Published by Search Press
A note from the author
‘For me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone who has never embroidered before, or perhaps may have only attempted cross-stitch or tapestry, suddenly discovering the enjoyment of creating textured and three-dimensional stitches, and using them to create flowers, landscapes and stumpwork designs or even incorporating them in crazy patchwork. I adore flowers, and draw great inspiration from nature. I hope this book will encourage you to share my passion and, most importantly, to develop your own skills, design ideas and style.
Yet will we? Lets find out more about this publication….
About the artist
Lorna Bateman was born and grew up in South Africa, where she first taught embroidery. A qualified high school teacher, she emigrated to the UK in 1999, where she settled with her 3 sons. She has gone on to create her own business here, working full time, teaching and designing embroidery kits.
Teaching is Lorna’s passion! Her goal is to try and encourage people to try as many different forms of embroidery as possible, using a kit as an aid to move onto working and experimenting with their own designs. The book takes embroiderers that one step further, encouraging them to design and create their own gardens, with the aid of her patterns and ideas.
Embroidered Country Gardens…what is it about?
Who is it aimed at?
We would say those with a keen interest in learning the more traditional side of embroidery, coupled with a love of the floral! The stitches and projects within can be tailored and made to suit our own individual style.
What makes it special?
Although it is on the traditional side of embroidery, don’t be mistaken into thinking this book on Embroidered Country Gardens is old fashioned. We loved the placement of text to image, see this example:
What is wrong with the book?
If you don’t like the floral, then you wont like this book – that’s all we can think of!
Published by Search Press
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As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'