Flower Obsession – Cécile Franconie
By Cécile Franconie
English & French
Ref : FQ3
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Like a flower blooming, Cecile’s work grows and grows and amazes us in thousands of ways. This new book is impressive for its originality, diversity, the number of patterns presented, the quantity and style of the photos, without forgetting its weight! Her admirers all around the world will be delighted to see, in Flower Obsession, the new influences like the indigo mix of an antique Japanese quilt, that she has wonderfully embroidered and which is presented on the cover of the book, and also the new materials she works with.
Flowers, more than ever, sewn into embroideries on quilts, treasure boxes, precious notebooks, bags and pouches. Cécile embroiders as a poet writes verses, conveying with silk ribbons, sequins, beads, all kinds of threads, humble or rich materials, the imaginary world that lives within her. Cécile is not only an embroiderer, she is a storyteller and this book is a unique and marvellous journey within her universe. The work is spectacular, but achievable, because each stitch and every detail is carefully explained, photographed and illustrated so that you will be able to reproduce the 40 small and large projects presented in the book.
« 2020 was an unusual, yet very creative, year … one that inspired me to work on a third book with Quiltmania. Those who know my work know that flowers are my source of inspiration. Using recycled materials, along with sumptuous wools, ribbons and beads, I have created a new series of romantic projects. Everyone can find just the right project for them in here, just the thing to have at their needle-tip: projects of all sizes, large, medium, small … swap between them so you don’t get overwhelmed!»
About Cécile Franconie
|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. From miniature quilts to more complex works such as plaids and bedspreads, Cécile Franconie soon began to interest publications and publishing houses specializing in the art of thread and creative hobbies. Flower Obsession is the third book signed by Quiltmania.
Embellishing quilts is Cécile’s priority and passion. Enamored of traditional blocks and quilting, Cécile likes to revisit them and enliven them with beautiful embroidered flowers of all types.
Discover more of her creative universe on her Instagram account.