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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 in 368 pages.
« 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 Cecilia Franconia: As a teenager, Cécile Franconie learns to crochet with the precious help of her grandmother. Not resisting the desire to master other techniques, it lends itself gradually to different activities related to the art of the thread. From miniature quilts to more complex works such as plaids and bedspreads, Cécile Franconie soon became interested in publications and publishing houses specializing in the art of yarn and creative hobbies. Nurse by profession, she finally decides to give up her profession in order to devote herself freely to creation. The embellishment of quilts is now her priority, her passion, because very attached to the traditional patchwork blocks, Cécile likes to revisit and decorate them with flowers of all kinds. With her teacher of embroidery, Ms. Stansal met in 2004, Cécile learns to embroider the "all coming", or rather the "all welcome"
Language: English & French
Writer: Cecilia Franconia - France
Editors / Publishers: Quiltmania
Publication Date: September 2021
ISBN No: ISBN :978-2-37082-098-3