Author(s): Sylvie Blondeau
This delightful little craft book from French artist Sylvie Blondeau presents more than 100 projects to add nature motifs to all sorts of things used inside and outside the home. Through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and a wealth of illustrations, new and experienced crafters will learn twenty-one embroidery methods - des secrets de la broderie - so they can easily embroider every project in the book. The charming motifs featured inside include things like strawberries, butterflies, chipmunks, and flowers. There are porcupines, cherries, pumpkins, and scarecrows. These lovely ideas can decorate all sorts of supplies, from tool and seed bags to gloves, pot covers, and smocks.
Sylvie Blondeau is a French artist specializing in textile design and illustration. She is the author of Harper Design's new embroidery series, the first of which, Embroidery pour la Maison and Embroidery pour le Bebe released in Winter 2013. Blondeau is also the author of Appliques for Little Ones (F and W Media, 2009), Mon atelier de couture (Mango pratique, 2012), and two French children's books, Le livre d'une Princesse and Moi, je serai Princesse. Her embroidery, patchwork, and decorating site can be found at http://busy-sylvie-bee.blogspot.com. An online gallery of her work can be found at http://www.busybee-atelier.blogspot.com and http://www.mitik.com.