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eBook The Myth Magic of Embroidery (Helen Stevens' Masterclass (Helen Stevens' Masterclass Embroidery) ePub

by Helen Stevens

  • ISBN: 0715307746
  • Category: Crafts and Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Helen Stevens
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: David & Charles; 1st Edition edition (May 15, 2000)
  • Pages: 144
  • ePub book: 1185 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1360 kb
  • Other: mbr mobi azw txt
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 368

Description

Helen M Stevens Embroiderer's Countryside (Helen Stevens' Masterclass Embroidery).

Helen M Stevens Embroiderer's Countryside (Helen Stevens' Masterclass Embroidery). Helen M. Steven's Embroiderer's Year. Stevens' Embroidered Butterflies (Masterclass Embroidery). Stevens' World of Embroidery.

Helen M. Stevens (Author). Series: Helen Stevens' Masterclass Embroidery. The Myth & Magic of Embroidery (Helen Stevens' Masterclass (Helen Stevens' Masterclass Embroidery). The Embroiderer's Country Album: -Village Scenes-Country Landscapes.

All of Helen Stevens' embroidery books are library-worthy. She does excellent work and has a way of explaining things that's easy to understand. I have all of her books and consider them some of my most prized book possessions.

A collection of embroideries focusing on nature, the countryside and sacred places Reader Q&A.

A collection of embroideries focusing on nature, the countryside and sacred places. Each chapter contains an adaptation of a legend or fable. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Stevens' True Embroideries. Stevens' embroidered pictures are now held in collections all over the world, and she has a dedicated . Stevens' embroidered pictures are now held in collections all over the world, and she has a dedicated following both at home and abroad. A writer and broadcaster, Helen is a member of the Society of Women Artists, one of only three textile artists to be so honoured. Helen's previous books for David & Charles include The Timeless Art of Embroidery, Helen M. Stevens' World of Embroidery, Helen M. Stevens' Embroiderer's Year and three Masterclass Embroidery titles, Birds, Butterflies and Flowers. Helen lives near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

To start her MasterClass, Helen demonstrates a simple act that’s one of the hardest things for an actor to do: walking naturally. She then introduces you to the world of acting and the empty space that will be your classroom. 02. Helen’s Journey in the Theater

To start her MasterClass, Helen demonstrates a simple act that’s one of the hardest things for an actor to do: walking naturally. Helen’s Journey in the Theater. Helen talks about the beginning of her career and the events that inspired her to become an actress, from an amateur production of Hamlet to a variety show in her hometown. 03. Evolving as a Theater Actress.

This is the sixth title in "The Masterclass Embroidery" Series showing how to create stunning embroideries designed by internationally acclaimed textile artist Helen . tevens. Helen explores a range of beautiful landscape views, from lush, green rolling. This is the sixth title in "The Masterclass Embroidery" Series showing how to create stunning embroideries designed by internationally acclaimed textile artist Helen . Helen explores a range of beautiful landscape views, from lush, green rolling countryside to far-flung mountains reflected in the shimmering sea, using pure silk embroidery threads to achieve astonishingly realistic effects.

Spin a thread of fantasy and enchantment! These magnificent embroideries have their source in legends in which needlework plays a magical role. From Greek mythology comes Ariadne's yarn, which guided Theseus through the perilous Minoan maze. In the Celtic tale of Bran's journey to the blessed islands, supernatural strands draw his ship to shore. Other needlework features blithe spirits, nature, and sacred places. Many include semi-precious stones. Techniques are effortlessly explained, and designs are lovingly interpreted from ceramics and architecture.

Comments

Goodman Goodman
Difficult to write a review without simply repeating the superlatives. Will I ever embroider as splendidly as she does? Not a chance. Is the book worth it for the ideas, the inspiration, the techniques, illustrations, and text? Yes, absolutely. I think the dragonflies alone are worth the price.

I disagree with the reviewer who states Erica WIlson's are better books. I have them all, and they are simply different books with different objectives. Much, much more than satin stitch is described. It's not the stitches per se, but the way she applies and combines standard stitches to beautifully represent difficult subjects, e.g., to convey moving water.

Think of this. My 14 year old boy began looking over my shoulder at this book and for the first time expressed a desire to "sew like that." Or at the very least, could I do some of that on a shirt for him?

Actually, reading and studying this book gave me a wonderful inspiration for a fantastic project. So, I went back to amazon and bought all her books (used, of course).
MegaStar MegaStar
Great illustrations and pictures. Perfect jumping off point for your own ideas.
Najinn Najinn
This is a story type review of embroidery with myth and history of how various plants etc got their names. Highly entertaining. The embroidery plates are worth the cost of the book. Designs are inspiring. Hope you enjoy as much as I am.
Skrimpak Skrimpak
Beautiful book showing fantastic embroidery---wish it had some actual patterns to make some of the projects shown. Still,a very good, interesting book.
Flathan Flathan
It's a wonderful book, I wish I had all of Helen M Stevens books.
SoSok SoSok
2006 is a special year for the author - the 25th anniversary of giving up her 'day job' and devoting her life to embroidery. This book contains an appendix of the author's signature techniques, including 'opus plumarium' (feather work), shadow lining and voiding, but I wouldn't really classify "The Myth and Magic of Embroidery" as a how-to guide.

It is a beautiful book of art. Stevens reminds me of my favorite watercolorist, Charles Burchfield in her use of natural themes that are suffused with mysticism. Her silken flowers and butterflies and spiderwebs are to nature as Michelangelo's torsos are to real human beings. The only subjects on which she falls completely flat are her attempts at supernatural creatures such as fairies. They go klunk in otherwise perfect natural vignettes, although the dragons are okay.

Nature is not Stevens' only choice of subject. This book also includes entire landscapes, cathedrals, Celtic knotwork, and Celtic heroes. The accompanying text discusses embroidery techniques, mythology, history, and nature. The author has the eye of a silken magpie for bright knickknacks of poetry and literature, and quotes everyone from James Russell Lowell to Rudyard Kipling.

I've been embroidering off and on for more than twenty years, although rarely with silk but even this author's simplest pictures are probably beyond my skills. She has a website at helenmstevens.co.uk where you can view more samples of her work, and buy embroidery kits and lessons.

For example, there is a beginner's online project called 'Champagne Rose,' which requires ten different colors of silk embroidery thread, plus a small amount of fine gold thread. The lesson itself is free, but the silks cost between 15 - 25.50 pounds sterling. This is for a single champagne-colored rose and a blue butterfly, and the result is gorgeous. I just can't imagine myself working something that fine.

"The Myth and Magic of Embroidery" will join my art books on the shelf, rather than mingle with my craft volumes.
Brol Brol
I bought this based on the previous reviews. Very disapointing. I have many other embroidery books that are far better. Helen Stevens does pretty work, but a majority of the stitches are straight stitches (satin stitch) and only the thread choice seems to make her work shine. Do yourself a favor...try to get an Erica Wilson book...you can still get some used, or borrow from the library. Or look around at other embroidery books/authors. This one is very limited.
This is a another future needlework classic by Helen Stephens! Wonderfully illustrated with truly unique needlework images. Richly detailed, instructions and comments, a true joy to read and use. Helen's lessons and ideas are useful for anyone who uses a needle and thread! Wonderful for the beginner as well as the experienced. Detailed explanations of various techniques, use of light and background, are through out the book. Wether you copy Helen's designs or use it as a starting point for your own, this book will inspire you to greatness in your own work!