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Good morning everybody ♫♬♪♫ I want to show you my friend: Hazel Blomkamp’s new book — it is fabulous!Click on the image to enlargeCrewel twistsFresh ideas for Jacobean embroideryHazel BlomkampPublished by Metz PressHere are some of the gorgeous designs in the book: Click on the images to enlarge
Whether you refer to it as crewel or Jacobean, this free form of surface embroidery has been around for centuries and is still popular amongst needle artists today. Because of the nature of the fanciful objects and the tradition of using a large variety of stitches in one project, it lends itself to endless creative expression. In this book Hazel Blomkamp uses a wide selection of materials to update techniques and inspire embroiderers to explore whilst working loosely within the confines of crewel work styles. She shows needle artists how to be creative with fabric, threads, beads and alternative stitches, borrowing techniques from other forms of needlework, and still producing a product that is typical of the crewel or Jacobean style of embroidery.This book is also available in Afrikaans. Click on the image to enlargeFor more information about Hazel’s book, you are welcome to download the info sheet below.
Hazel will be launching it at Hobby-Xin Johannesburg. She will be at stand F78 under the name: Daaft Designs so don’t miss out!My wonderful publisher, Wilsia Metz of Metz Press, will also be at Hobby-X and her stand number is C20. They too will have Hazel’s new book. Metz Press specialises in high quality books on craft, parenting, gardening and lifestyle, so don’t miss an opportunity to meet the team! If you are looking for any of my books, you will find them on the Metz Press stand.Multi-talentedSearch Press have published Hazel’s book worldwide in English.I wish you the best of luck with your new book, Hazel ♥ I know how hard you worked, how talented you are, and I hope everyone will love your book as much as I do :)Enjoy your weekend everybody — remember: take some time off for yourself as well ◕‿◕LoveDi