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Jane Nicholas

The Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection

Inspired by Evans’ and Bellamy’s book “An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles”, Jane Nicholas captivates the imagination with extraordinary stumpwork beetles, designed authentically based on fascinating and detailed photography. Strewn with excellently glittering goldwork beetles, inspired by Art Nouveau jewellery; beaded beetles, from mosaic buttons; redwork beetles, first seen on an antique quilt on display in Omaha, Nebraska; and beetles in surface stitchery, Jane illuminates texture and form with great expertise.

Brilliant colour photography is accompanied by clear instructions on each project, clearly guiding a crafter of any experience to accomplish a marvellous result using an array of techniques.

Discover the utter charm of lustrous silk, metallic threads and vivid colour combinations in crafting your very own stumpwork beetle ‘specimen box’.

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