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Another excellent book from Sally Milner Publishing in Australia. Trish Burr says that White Work with Color differs slightly from her previous books. Burr is a prolific needlework designer, teacher and author.
Her books include Color Confidence in Embroidery, Needle Painting Embroidery, Long and Short Stitch Embroidery, Redoute's Finest Flowers in Embroidery, and Miniature Needle Painting. There are more but these are the ones I have in stock (or try to).
All of the designs and projects in Trish Burr's books are easily adaptable to needlepoint.
Quoting (and paraphrasing) Trish Burr: "I have always loved the simplicity, freshness, and elegance of the French style of whitework embroidery......a request to design a whitework piece for a guild workshop revived my interest but I felt the need to add some color.......At first I worked cautiously...then gradually I came to add more and more color."
"I have used quite unusual color combinations and stitched some of the projects in more than one colorway to show how different the same design can look when stitched in other shades."
"The flexibility of whitework with color has opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities."
There are 17 projects, they range from beginner's to advanced needlework skill.
Whitework with Color begins with a chapter on materials and equipment, then preparation, then color followed by stitches. Then the projects. The pictures are all in full color. The sketches in 3 color.
Each project has all the information you need: materials, preparation, thread colors (which are adaptable to your own). A numbered stitch diagram and step-by-step instructions with pictures.
For example the Owl is shown stitched using 2 different colorways, each one with its own name.
These are wonderful designs, in just paging through the book I already have favorites, a river runs through it and zen poppy. There is much to love here.
The arrangement of the book is good, generous. Pictures and instructions are not all crammed together.
It's a new idea that I like and recommend this book.
A new hardcover book first published in 2016, this is the 2019 re-print by Sally Milner Publishing. It has 260 pages and does not come with a dust jacket.