"If you have ever hesitated before attempting to draw to stitch a portrait, or been frustrated by drawing faces or hands – even if you have never picked up a pencil before – then this book is the ideal place to start." —Embroidery magazine (November 2012)
"The extensive photography is extremely clear and sometimes brutally close-up, but essential for the reader to understand the execution of the techniques and their effects on the fabric. As ever with Jan Messent's books, this is a remarkable publication and one that many embroiderers will find an inspirational addition to their bookshelves." —New Stitches (November 2012)
About the Author
Jan Messent is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild, the UK's largest crafting organization. She is a former teacher and has authored numerous books on embroidery and needlework design, including "The Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderers' Story"; "Celtic, Viking & Anglo-Saxon Embroidery"; and "Jan Messent's Knitted Gardens."