"Touching on everything from textiles and clothing to accessories and stitching, it celebrates the rich history of embroidery in the UK." Craft Business
"A unique book that combines contemporary interpretations of ancient art and embroideries with historical narrative." Needle & Handicrafts
"This is definitely a must-have book for anyone passionate about embroidery and mixed media." East Kent Embroiderers' Guild Newsletter
"A celebration of the centuries-old traditions of English embroidery, Jan brings the ancient textile skills to life, and her exquisite mixed-media creations bring them up to date." Stitch Magazine
"Have you ever picked up one of those 'must have' books? This is one of them! Pages of a stunning pictorial feast make this a reference book to treasure." Fabrications
"Combines Jan's love of history, art and embroidery culminating in a remarkable book that is fascinating to read, to look at and to work from." New Stitches
About the Author
Jan Messent is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild and the author of several books, including Jan Messent’s Knit a Fantasy Story and Jan Messent’s Wool n’ Magic.