Janet Edmonds studied stitched textiles at East Berkshire College near Windsor and went on to gain a BA in Art and Design at the University of Hertfordshire. She now teaches embroidery at East Berkshire College and the world-renowned Missenden Abbey, and she travels regularly on behalf of the Embroiderers' Guild. Janet lives in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
Edmonds (The Beginner's Guide to Embroidered Boxes) expands the concept of three-dimensional embroidery to include boxes, cylinders, vessels, and free-form constructions. Lavishly illustrated with drawings, photographs, models, and finished pieces, her book covers the design process from the thinking stage to the finished work. It addresses recommended materials and equipment, designing three-dimensional works from flat pieces by coiling or manipulating fabric, making and using beads, and finishing techniques for three-dimensional textiles. The first to cover this subject in detail, this book is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.