Starting with just four basic crewel embroidery stitches, Rainbow clearly demonstrates, with detailed step-by-step photographs, how to work up a complete project. Using further projects she helps you build up skills, introducing new stitches in each section. Line drawings accompany each design and are used as a guide for the stitches. The designs and colors used are traditional -- reminiscent of the embroidery worked by embroiderers during the Tudor period, wonderful floral pictures worked in wool and soft colors.
Jane Rainbow is a successful professional embroiderer, teacher, and consultant. She designs and markets a range of kits, has produced her own crewel embroidery video, and runs workshops for students.