Embroidered Books by Isobel Hall

Published by Batsford, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light pull and slight creasing to the head of the upper panel. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank.

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From the cover: Embroidered books are enjoying a huge surge in popularity, and these precious objects can be works of art in themselves. They can be made as practical items such as journals, address books and photo albums, or their pages can be embroidered individually to tell a personal story or to commemorate a special event.

This guide by the acclaimed author of Bags with Paper and Stitch contains techniques for making a wide range of books, including ones with embroidered spines, wrap-up books and zigzag books, with both soft and hard backings and intricately constructed bindings. Over 30 projects and techniques show you how to recreate these beautiful books, from basic assembly to exquisite embellishment, and innovative devices such as waterfall pages and carousel-style constructions.

The books are created in many different styles and shapes, from a Wild West-influenced wallet book to a sewn book scattered with delicate flower petals, and a book inspired by stained-glass windows to one in the shape of a ladys bodice. A wide range of materials is used, including all the latest fabrics such as Lutradur and Evolon, plus hand-made paper and unusual found objects, including driftwood and stone.

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