Stitched Textiles: Animals
An inspirational, practical guide by textile artist Letitia Thompson, the world of Mrs Bertimus!
In this exciting new book Letitia shows you how to create colourful, contemporary, animal-themed stitched textiles with a quirky mix of vintage and whimsical style.
Letitia's subjects range from playful, dancing mice to crafty foxes, their personalities skillfully captured in stitch using free-motion machine embroidery and hand stitching. The progression from idea to stitch is developed in easy stages, providing a valuable insight into the author's creative process and the methods she uses to achieve her stunning textile artworks. Starting with a comprehensive materials and techniques section, the book includes three step-by-step projects, templates, and numerous finished pieces to spark your creativity, resulting in a unique source of ideas and inspiration for textile artists of all abilities.
About Mrs Bertimus
Letitia Thompson's artwork is inspired by the slow pace and sense of community of her day-to-day village life. Being able to watch nature on her doorstep has permeated the imagery and storytelling of her work, and she continues to explore her make-believe world of painted, collaged and stitched characters. The name Mrs Bertimus was born from a neighbour's story of a blackbird that regularly visited for crumbs.
Letitia has worked in art education for over 20 years and loves meeting kindred spirits on her painting, mixed media and textiles workshops. She has exhibited across the UK, where she lives in a small village in the Lincolnshire countryside.
To see more of Letitia's work visit www.mrsbertimus.co.uk.