The beautiful cover of this book, The Beader's Floral, by Liz Thornton & Jill Devon promises Stitches, Designs, Projects and Inspiration for beadwork flowers, and that is what it delivers. Having never explored beaded flowers, I must say I was enamored when Liz Thornton who took one of my Milwaukee Bead and Button classes walked in wearing a gorgeous blue flower brooch. Typically as a class gets underway and everyone is busy beading I take some time to chat privately with each of the students learning a little more about their beading background, their whereabouts in the world, their attachment to beads. Liz's whereabouts were clearly given away with her British accent and it turns out we have several friends in common. Then I discovered that she had authored the book on flowers. The next day she kindly left a copy in my classroom.
Chapters include a Stitch Primer, the Flower Collection, Buds and Greenery, Flowery Braids and the Projects which by the way includes the anemone Corsage worn in this photo by Liz.
There is an entire garden of inspiration in this book and I'm sure exploring the stitches would lead to new discoveries. Thank you Liz, it is a lovely book.