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Book Review: The Art of Embroidery

Staying on the theme of embroidery, I thought that I would share two of my current favourite books.

The first time that I heard about Annemieke Mein was when I discovered her book, "The Art of Annemieke Mein: Wildlife Artist in Textiles", first published in 1992 by Penguin Books Australia, Ltd.. An Australian of Dutch descent, Annemieke is an artist who uses textiles as her medium to portray her passion for the Australian wildlife. To create her realistic, sculptural wildlife tapestries, she uses an exciting combination and variety of fabrics,  paints, threads, beads, etc..

Her work is amazing in it's realistic portrayal of elements of nature. Her skill with a fine tuned needle and thread is extraordinary.
Aside from providing some serious inspiration and an exploration of the possibilities of needle and thread, the book is a beautiful coffee table book that provides an exciting excursion into a gallery of fibre art, which is in fact, art, whose medium happens to be fibr…