A Fine Tradition




A Fine Tradition – The Embroidery of Margaret Light is a fabulous soft cover publication of 155 pages containing a pull out pattern sheet at the back of the book.

‘Delight in the sumptuous interplay of colour and stitch, inspired by embroidery styles across the centuries, in the exquisite embroidery of Australian designer Margaret Light.

Stitch beautiful needlework accessories, decorative panels and embroidered tiles drawing from a rich and diverse design history ranging from Islamic architecture, 17th century crewel bed hangings and Indian block prints to the Arts and Crafts movement and beyond.

Iznik Tile
Tulips, carnations and hyacinths in a vase reflecting Islamic decorative arts.

Delft Tile
Fruit bowl laden with pears, figs and cherries, inspired by 17th century Delft tiles.

Redwork Pincushion & Chatelaine
Barrel pincushion and chatelaine comprising scissor sheath and fob, thimble pod and strawberry emery.

Tree of Life
Sumptuous crewel wall hanging masterfully combining colour and stitch.

Redwork Sachet
Symmetrical design showcasing an elegant use of simple stitches influenced by early blackwork.

Rosehip Needlecase
Case with needle pages and pockets, featuring floral designs inspired by Indian block prints.

Floral-Sprigged Sewing Fold
Carnations, irises and bluebells enclose a pincushion and pockets for scissors, thimble and accessories, with a bluebell emery fob.

Blackbird Cushion & Needlebook
Bright and playful pastoral design sized for a cushion or needlebook.

18th Century Needlefold
Needlefold containing pincushion and needle pages with exquisite flowers worked in stranded cotton or crewel wool.

Morning Glory Needlefold
Needlefold with large pockets adorned with scrolling stems of morning glory and wallflowers.

Briar Rose & Honeysuckle
Framed embroidery of briar rose and honeysuckle in beautiful, soft colours.

Deerfield Tile
Flowers in a vase worked in the signature blue shades of Deerfield embroidery.’


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