Gardening With Silk and Gold by Thomasina Beck

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Gardening With Silk and Gold

A History of Gardens in Embroidery

by Thomasina Beck

Readers Digest, 1997, full-colour photographs, b/w photographs, illustrations, patterns, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0864491484

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'From Elizabethan times to the present day, the intriguing parallel between the two arts is illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, portraits and a wealth of embroideries, patterns and pictures from books long out of print.  Specially commissioned drawings add a further dimension, showing how these sources can be updated for imaginative use as patterns today.
...a revised, updated and lavishly re-illustrated edition of Thomasina Beck's 1979 classic Embroidered Gardens - presents a cornucopia of inspirational ideas for today's embroiderers to carry on the tradition, and at the same time will prove lively, thought-provoking reading for all garden enthusiasts.'