Rennie Mackintosh Inspirations in EmbroideryBook - 2004
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of 1880-1920 produced some of the most enduring and inspiring decorative designs, which still influence designers in the 21st century. Here the timeless classic motifs of Mackintosh and the Glasgow School are transferred to embroidered items for the home by leading embroiderer Dorothy Wood.
Some 20 projects are covered, complete with detailed instructions, step-by-step photography of key techniques, and over 80 photographs of the finished items. The book covers the history of the movement and the various crafts that it was applied to, including enamel work, stained glass, bookbinding and metal work. It also examines the motifs most often associated with this style, including elongated organic forms, plant forms based on early herbals and attenuated, stylized female figures.
The projects include wall hangings, cushions, throws, screens, table linen, scarves, bags and bed linen, using natural materials in the soft pastel colours of the period. Techniques covered include machine embroidery, appliqué, stained glass appliqué, reverse appliqué, black binding, braid work, couching, satin stitch, drawn thread work and stencilling.