Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Saxon Embroidery: The Art of Jan Messent (Hardback)
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DescriptionThis book combines everything held dear to the author's heart in a single volume - embroidery, writing, artwork, history and books. Her beautifully executed creations combine myriad materials, including hand-stitched threads, glued papers, fabrics, fibres, paints and beads, and are presented here as a series of 'altered books', each representing a chapter that follows on from the last, and each exploring one of the major themes of the book, including textiles, stitches, clothing and accessories. Historical facts are ingeniously interwoven with contemporary renditions of ancient artworks, bringing to life the ancient skills of Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Saxon women, and celebrating the centuries-old tradition of embroidery in England that has served as a foundation for present-day excellence.
- Published: 01 July 2010
- Format: Hardback 144 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844484096 ISBN 10: 1844484092
- Sales rank: 14,888
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Reviews for Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Saxon Embroidery
This is such a beautiful book. Jan's exquisite, original work is brilliantly photographed and presented. The careful research and clear writing style is a delight. Jan's passion for delving into the history of British needlework and her adaptations of historical methods into contemporary works of fabric art are inspirational. From someone downunder who is unable to see the original works from which Jan draws her inspiration, a big thank you to this talented embroiderer and teacher for her concise descriptions and for undertaking the task of creating this book, which is a treasured addition to my collection. by Erica Marsden
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is so full of inspiration & great ideas. And it is a pleasure to own. If Jan reads this? I would like her to know that I have found her book amazing & very inspirational. Thank You. by Elizabeth Peters