After the enormous success of her first book, France’s leading Embroiderer of flowers, Cécile Franconie, has returned with an abundance of new projects that will take your breath away! Take a stroll through Cécile’s garden and let her show you how to embroider with your knitting and crochet yarn, perle cotton, beads and all sorts of unlikely materials. Watch how your own creative garden will be taken to new levels!
In this book you will find a wealth of projects that can take anywhere from one afternoon to several months to make, and that are perfect for all levels. Small cases, sewing twirls, wall hangings, brooches, quilts, and bags – 37 projects in total, each one meticulously explained and accompanied by full-size templates and layouts for the embroidery stitches
« You do not need to be an expert. What matters most is to be curious, and to take pleasure, without overthinking it, in touching the materials and bringing them to life. » – Cécile
Cécile Franconie projects in “Quilted and Embroidered Floralies” book:
Yellow Needle Book
Lush Provençal Garden
Bag with Velvet Circles
The Embroiderer’s Necktie
Floral Beehive Bag
Green Moon Bag
A Heart for My Scissors
Sewing Twirl with Leaves
For My Treasured Hoops
Bag with Floral Cubes
Polka Dot Pouch
Provençal Hanging Garden
My Page 13 or Moments of sharing
PLUS 2 chapters about Embroidery Stitches & Materials
Learn more about Cécile
As a teenager, Cécile Franconie learned to crochet with the invaluable help of her grandmother. Wishing to master other techniques, she gradually tried her hand at other pursuits related to the art of thread. Developing a real talent as a seamstress, she made clothing for her four children, along with dolls and other fabric toys. In 1997 she discovered quilting and quickly progressed from making miniature quilts to more complex projects such as throws and bed quilts.
Embellishing quilts is now Cécile’s priority and passion. Enamored of traditional blocks and quilting, Cécile likes to revisit them and enliven them with flowers of all types. Her talent for creating stunning color palettes is that of a true colorist. Cécile’s command of the fiber arts is unparalleled and as rich and fragrant as a summer garden!