Stumpwork Medieval Flora

Stumpwork Medieval Flora
Title: Stumpwork Medieval Flora
Jane Nicholas

Long fascinated by the illuminated manuscripts of the medieval era, Jane Nicholas has sought examples in museums and galleries across Europe. The embroideries in this beautifully illustrated work were inspired in particular by the decorative panels and borders in the illuminated Book of Hours created by Jean Bourdichon for Anne of Brittany, early in the sixteenth century.

Jane has chosen eight flowers from myriad possibilities and interpreted them here in stumpwork embroidery. Five are worked as botanical specimens, their Latin names stitched below them. The other three, equally botanically correct, are presented as illuminated panels with richly coloured borders embellished with gold thread and beads. Each piece includes a ‘surprise’ in the form of an insect (or two), faithfully interpreted in fabric, wire, beads and thread.

The requirements and instructions for each project are given in detail, along with a tracing patterns and explanatory diagrams.

No. of pages: 288
Cover type: Hardback
Trim size: 280 x 210mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 396 8
RRP: A$49.99


Illuminated Manuscripts and Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne.
Part 1 Botanical Specimens:Corncockle and Dragonfly; Herb; Robert and Caterpillar; Star of Bethlehem; Grasshopper; Tansy;Damselfly; Venus’ Looking Glass; Bumble-bee. 
Part 2 Illuminated Panels; Bittersweet and Butterfly; Snowdrop and Cranefly; Wild Pea and Longhorn; Moth.
Part 3 Techniques, Equipment and Stitch Glossary.
Picture Credits.
Stumpwork Supplies and Kit Information.
Introduction Illuminated Manuscripts and Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne Part 1 Botanical Specimens Corncockle and Dragonfly Herb Robert and Caterpillar Star of Bethlehem and Grasshopper Tansy and Damselfly Venus’ Looking Glass and Bumble-be
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