Machine Embroidered Flowers, Woodlands & Landacapes: The Art of Alison Holt

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844483457
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches

This is a cross post from my book blog - I had to share it here to because I love this book so much!

For anyone who loves the work of Annamieke Mein or Jane Hall you're in for a treat with this latest book from Alison Holt.  Lush and beautiful are words that just don't quite describe this book that is part eye-candy and part super well done instruction.
This is a book that is really about the art of 'seeing' and translating what you see into poetry made with thread. The instructional part of the book is very well written, with excellent photographs that illustrate the process very well. Search Press has always, in my opinion, spotted good books and publishes them to their full, beautiful, potential.

I am, indeed, quite excited about this book and I know that it will be a "keeper" for. me. I think that it will have wide appeal since many of the techniques can be translated into hand embroidery if desired. Artists, quilters, embroiderers, textile and fiber artists alike will find something to tickle their imagination in the pages of this beautiful book. I can do nothing but highly recommend this gorgeous publication!
I could go on describing this book - but I do believe that a picture is worth a thousand words and, hopefully, these photos, will tempt you to add this to your own 'keeper" library!


  1. I've got one of her books, but looks like I may need to add this one, too!

  2. Thanks for the review, Marie. I saw it on Amazon, but I don't machine embroider. The fact that I could use the techniques with hand embroidery is causing me to rethink the book. I love the pages you have shown. Thanks so much.

  3. Thank you very much for the explanation. Is it more or less the same when you frame it with a canvas? What do you do to adjust it and keep it tight? Congratulation for your designs!
    Custom Embroidery Digitizing


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