The Colour book is on it’s way – it is flying over the seas to Australia as we speak! It will be some time before you see it in print, there will still be edits and more edits and final edits but the main work is done. If you would like to know more about the process of compiling a needle work book let me know and I will post an article next week?
As promised here is a little preview of what is to come:
This book is based on my own experience of how colour affects our embroidery, gained through trial and error over the years. It includes tools for selecting colours, choosing shades that enhance our embroidery, why some shades blend better than others, and the importance of contrast with light and shadow. There are projects to represent each colour but the highlight of the book will probably be the chapters on Colour combinations and Complementary colours. These include more than 200 stitched examples with DMC thread keys, plus schemes to help choose colours for your own projects (all stitched my ‘moi’ and yes many many trips up and down the stairs!)
Although based on long and short stitch embroidery the principles could be applied to any form of needlework.
Here are a few of the projects you will find in the book. Have a happy week. Trish