Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Beader's Floral

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.

6 comments:

lynsey said...

I have this book and Love it, I don't use it enough, it's a crime really

Jean Power said...

It is a wonderful book- Liz and I wrote a book together!

Marcia DeCoster said...

just goes to continually prove my point, every knows everyone in the bead world!

Kristen said...

I have heard so much about this book! WOW on my wish list now!!!

coolmoon said...

I have this book, and can't even keep it on the shelf with my other beaders reference books - I use it too much! It, along with Diane Fitzgerald's The Beaded Garden remain ON my bead table permanently, within arms reach. Enjoy, Marcia - I foresee some floral designs in MadDesigns future....

Sandy said...

It's a wonderful book. Thanks for reminding me. I need to get it off the shelf and on my bead table for a new project.