the famous paintings by celebrated artists in thread with
these multi use iron-on embroidery transfers. There are twenty-three
different paintings and, as most of them are shown in more
than one size (plus small details), they are suitable for
many different applications from framed pictures to bags,
pillows and even buttons and jewelry.
the front cover are the simple instructions for transferring,
plus stitching tips. This is a book of transfers only, but
if you turn to the back there is a page of sixteen popular
freestyle embroidery stitches. The first half of the book
contains the transfers and the second full color reproductions
of the paintings on glossy paper, together with a handy swatch
of all the colors used. There are no projects; this is very
much a book aimed at the confident embroiderer who wants a
selection of transfers to interpret. Three of the pictures
are shown stitched which is useful, I would have liked to
have seen a few more but maybe it is best that the imagination
gets a bit of a workout.
love the idea of this book and can think of many things I
want to use the transfers on, but my only real gripe is that
“famous art from around the world” is a bit misleading.
Most of the pictures are by European artists from the Renaissance
or Impressionist movements including six by Van Gogh, which
is rather a lot out of only twenty-three. There are a couple
by American artists but only one non Western example, The
Great Wave by Hokusai. It would have been nice to have seen
more examples from other cultures. But this aside, any embroiderer
who enjoys using their imagination with choice of stitches
will love this imaginative book of transfers.
you cannot find a good range of embroidery materials locally
for a list of suppliers.