Secret Garden Embroidery, 15 projects for your stitching pleasure
Part storybook, part counted embroidery pattern book. Welcome back to the magical world of What Delilah Did. Picking up where 'Storyland Cross Stitch' left off, 'Secret Garden' follows Delilah as she discovers that the overgrown house next door and the little old lady who lives there are not quite what they seem. On crossing the threshold Delilah finds that the lively and eccentric owner has created the most spectacular garden hidden from the rest of the world; a sanctuary where she fills her days with flora, fauna and allmanner of wonderful curiosities.
The projects in the book recreate elements of the garden with a needle and thread, allowing readers to stitch their very own horticultural haven, using a wide variety of embroidery techniques. You don't need a garden or even a balcony to surround yourself with flowers and wild creatures for a little taste of nature in your very own home.
Projects are design-led, practical, colourful, and many can be completed within a weekend. Florals play a large part, but are beautiful and modern rather than flouncy, ranging from folky to botanical in style.