Jane Austen was as skilful with a needle as she was with a pen. This unique book from Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin showcases recently-discovered 18th-century embroidery patterns expertly repurposed into 15 exciting modern stitching projects. The patterns and projects are brought to life with glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives by lively historical features, quotes from Jane Austen’s letters and novels, enchanting illustrations and inspirational project photography.
The book opens with an illustrated introduction on historical embroidery. Next comes the materials and methods section, clearly explaining the key stitches, as well as providing information on threads, fabrics and frames. The practical section includes 15 projects for modern items, with patterns for different skill levels.
Jane Austen wasn't just an accomplished novelist, she was also a talented stitcher. This book brings embroidery of her time to life with charming illustrations, essays on prevailing fashions and crafts, as well as reprints of rare and beautiful magazine patterns - many not seen for over 200 years. There are 15 fabulous historical embroidery projects. So you can learn traditional techniques whilst creating modern accessories from an elegant muslin shawl to a monogrammed tablet sleeve. It's perfect for any fan of Jane Austen's work!
Hardback - 160pp