Jenny La Fleur
Embroidery book & web site updates - Jenny La Fleur
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Embroidery book & web site updates
Oh yes! Last night at dance class I was able to flip through 18th Century Embroidery Techniques. *clutches heart* Oh. My. Gosh. It was a struggle to keep the drool off the book!

Gorgeous! And not only full of period inspiration but line draws of the designs, the stitches used and other helpful info on period techniques. I also loved that there were full line drawings of the garments the embellishment is on. I mean those are drool worthy by themselves! High quality all the way around, similar to Costume Close-Up and Historical Fashion in Detail – only for embroidery.

I.Must.Have!!!! It’s so cruel of Amazon to advertise it for $15 but say it’s not available yet!! I might just have to break down and get it somewhere for more – I want it now!!

Also, I stayed up far too late doing it but I’ve updated my website. I’ve updated the current diaries and added some pics to the red stripe gallery. I also found a way to streamline the site a bit more by combining the diary and gallery pages into one. The other way was confusing to me, I don’t know about anyone else. Now at a glance you can see all my projects and whether they have a diary or a précis (short description or abstract).

In future expect to see more précis than diaries. I just don't have the time for full on diaries like I used to. Also most of my projects are simply new versions or building from projects I've already done diaries on. A diary for every covered hat or robe l'Anglaise just isn't necessary nor practical.

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koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: April 29th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC) (link)
And what's really annoying is it's out in England! I can't justify almost $40 with our awful exchange rate when if I wait, I can get it for free. Amazon Visas are very good things. I'm staring at the $25 gift certificate that wouldn't take.

I should probably be a good girl and preorder it now so I don't buy it when I'm there. Then I can concentrate on fabrics :)
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: April 29th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC) (link)
I just ordered it. I also ordered The Buccaneers on DVD. I've never seen that, but heard it was good and had pretty dresses, so with that $25 gift certificate it's perfect. I only paid 41 cents for both. As frivolous as I can be, it's mainly because of what I choose to be frivolous on. Hee :)
joysdaughter From: joysdaughter Date: April 29th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC) (link)
I have bought two copies so far - it is wonderful. I could always bring a copy in June if it isn't out before?
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 29th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Oooooo... I may just have to take you up on that offer! I'll let you know...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 29th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (link)
You'll have to let your list know how the DVD is!

41 cents - lucky you!! :>
peggyelizabeth From: peggyelizabeth Date: April 29th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC) (link)
I like the site update. It's really very easy to navigate & of course looks beautiful.
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