Embroidered Originals by Sue Rangeley.

Inspiring and lavishly illustrated, 'Embroidered Originals' expresses a love for the language of embroidery, while revealing the artistry of Sue Rangeley's stunning creations.

Exploring in detail the journey from 'Studio Inspirations' into the practicalities of embroidery techniques. Sue's text and samples unravel the stories of each embroidered original.

Embroidered Originals provides a unique insight into the creative world of a contemporary embroiderer, offering a captivating fusion of fine art, design and craft.

A comprehensive 'Studio Techniques' section highlights the rich diversity of the processes used by Sue. Forty techniques are described in detail, offering a practical guide for embroiderers and textile students. A book to enchant and inspire, giving new directions for creative stitch.

Embroidered Originals is a visual treat for those interested in fine craft textiles with a touch of fashion pzazz.

"Embroidery is a timeless art,ever changing, enchanting the eye with stories in fabric and thread. Stitch has the power to stir emotions, inspire dreams and conjure a little magic"
Sue Rangeley

What the reviews said

'The inspirational images in this book could easily stand alone - the photography by Michael Wicks, makes every stitch sing and enhances the delicate detail in the machine embroidered pieces. Sue Rangeley takes us on a tour of the embroidery she produces in her studio practice. Quite simply a beautiful book.'

'Inspired by the natural world, the textiles are grouped by theme: Frost, Foliage and Flora. Sue's sketches illustrate the themes and the photography captures the delicacy of the embroideries. Some books are meant to be drooled over - and this is one of them.'

'This book is a testament to Sue's skill and artistry in the language of embroidery. A delight for those interested in fine craft textiles.'
Sew Today

'Sue lets flow with glorious inspirational colour that keeps on coming as you progress through the chapters of Frost, Foliage and Flora. The richness of the pieces in the chapters is complemented by the eminently practical Studio Techniques at the back of the book, this was my favourite part and the reason you'd take the book out again when it has fired you up to get stitching.'

'This is not a book just for the embroidery enthusiast, it is a beautiful book to have on hand to browse through and to dip into as an inspiration to look more closely at the art forms all around us.'
Cotswold Life

Meeting the author

Each year Sue presents a few lectures or ‘Pop-up Studio’ events where visitors can see embroideries and designs, from ‘Embroidered Originals’ publication and her latest creative work, click here for details Lectures & Pop-up Studios.

Complimentary gift with each PayPal order

With each signed copy of ‘Embroidered Originals’ comes a set of Sue’s postcards; plus an instruction sheet & sample of water-soluble voile for making the machine-embroidered lace as featured in the book.

This popular creative embroidery book is nearly out of print, only a few boxes left now! Sue’s next book is on the way, just a few more embroideries to finish for photography.

Embroidered Originals
by Sue Rangeley
Photography by Michael Wicks
ISBN: 978-0-9555371-5-8
Published by d4daisy Books Ltd

Softback 96 pages
120 images
Size: 290 x 230 mm
Price £19
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Price £19
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Price £19
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