Stitched Textiles is an exciting new series in which leading textile artists present their art through step-by-step demonstrations, projects, and examples of their work. Each book is theme-based and takes the reader on a creative journey from initial .inspiration through to finished piece, visiting design development and the materials and methods used along the way. Evidence of the use of the flowers as a design source can be traced back throughout history, and this book will appeal to any textile artist interested in exploring flowers and their design possibilities. Fresh and innovative in its approach, it covers the design process itself, from inspiration to final design, and provides information on the materials used and step-by-step demonstrations of a whole range of techniques including dyeing, monoprinting, block printing, applique, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piecing and stitching. Five step-by-step projects build on the skills learnt in the preceding sections and include wall hangings, a pretty needlecase, a pincushion and a cushion cover. Very much aimed at the contemporary textile artist, this beautiful book is designed to inspire and encourage new ideas and experimentation.