Sunday, June 8, 2014

Inspiration For Embroidery

I just got a copy of Inspiration For Embroidery by Constance Howard published in 1966. This is an amazing book and I want to show you many, many pictures. Don't think these are limited to embroidery ideas, she shows you how everything you look at is art and can translate to fabric.
This chapter is called "Special Areas of Design" and she says, "Each area has certain limitations which are a challenge to the designer, in ingenuity of planning and in solving the problem within the limitations imposed by the shape and nature of the particular article."


  1. I HAD this book back in the 60's. Remembered it immediately!! I did many of the stitches on blue denim shirts for my husband, brothers, and even did one trim on my youngest son's t-shirt ! yep, we were lookin GOOD !! LOL ! Thanks for a great memory! and lucky you to have it !

  2. I love the sketchbook quality of the pages: crammed with ideas!