"Touching on everything from textiles and clothing to accessories and stitching, it celebrates the rich history of embroidery in the UK." Craft Business
"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
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.
I enjoyed seeing her research made into art books, but I thought it was going to be a book about motifs from the period, patterns for embroidered samplers and trims for clothing. Read morePublished 28 days ago by susan millar
Do Not Waste Your Money!!!.
This book has nothing to do with Celtic, Viking, & Anglo-Saxon embroidery. The title is not just misleading but terribly inaccurate. Read more
This book is lovely as a showcase for artwork done with Celtic, Viking, and Anglo-Saxon twists and inspiration, but definitely not much more than an art book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erin E Severe
lovely book..beautifully done and a delight even if you don't do needlework.This is a book that will give much inspiration to all levels of needleworker... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lee
There is nothing in the title that should lead anyone (hello, previous reviewers) to think that this is a book about the history of C,V&A Embroidery. Read morePublished 16 months ago by CG