From Breadballs to Brazil and Beyond

Author(s): Bonnie Kennedy- Grant

New Zealand | Craft

This is not your average embroidery book. It is a delightful collection of craft, embroidery and patchwork inspirations interspersed with anecdotes, snippets of history and personal recollections. "Eclectic, eccentric and enchanting, Bonnie Kennedy-Grant's embroidery and sewing transcend ordinary work to become art. Her eye for colour is natural, her taste exquisite, her skill extraordinary" Shonagh Koea âÂÂWhen you pick up this book, with its intriguing freestyle Amazon rainforest embroidery on the cover, you want to open it up and see what is inside â and what a treasure chest it is!â Ngaire Douglas â Wanganui Chronicle â August 21, 2004 âÂÂMagnificently beautiful and charmingly idiosyncraticâ Weekend Herald â Canvas â August 21-22, 2004 âÂÂBonnie is a storyteller from way back. This book is written to inspire imagination and to ignite the creative desire through pictures and words as Bonnie shares wonderful stories and personal recollections.â Louise Davidson â The Northern Advocate, Whangarei - 12 August 2004 âÂÂThe well-illustrated volume gives heaps of how-to information on a wide range of embroidered and quilted objects â including the dough beads hinted at in the title â and a good infusion of needlework history. It also chronicles a childhood in Africa and a long and happy marriage.â Ann Packer â The Dominion Post 4 August 2004 âÂÂInveterate embroiderer and teacher Bonnie Kennedy-Grant charts her creative journey From Breadballs to Brazil, and Beyond from tiny decorative sculptures from bread made as a child through many forms of needlework and embroidery â quilting, patchwork, appliqué, stumpwork, flamestitch. She writes in a chatty style, as though talking to a friend, explaining what inspired certain projects and how she created them, and, in between revealing snippets of her life story, growing up in Africa, her family, her travels. This is not a how-to manual. Rather, with its numerous illustrations, it is a book to set the creative juices running.â Charmian Smith â Otago Daily Times â 10 July 2004

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780958254908
  • : Barkfire Press
  • : Barkfire Press
  • : July 2004
  • : 260x195mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bonnie Kennedy- Grant
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 160
  • : 200 photographs