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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.. Cover of "The Art of Annemieke Mein: Wildlife Artist in Textiles". Her work is amazing in it's realistic portrayal of elements of nature. Her skill with a fine tuned needle and thread is extraordinary. Here you can see how she combines sculptural relief with hand applique, machine threadwork and painting. Aside from providing some serious inspiration and an exploration of the po