Have you ever yearned to express your creativity but don't know where to start? If so, "Patchwork for Beginners" is for you. This practical guide to creating patchwork blocks takes you from inspiration to finished product. An introductory section on essential tools, basics and helpful techniques will get you ready to tackle five simple projects. From pin cushions to quilts, each chapter is beautifully photographed with technique illustrations and templates to get you on your way. Fabulous images of sumptuous fabrics, exotic geometric floor tiles and stunning patchwork from the V&A's own collection will unleash your hidden design talents. The opportunity to create beautiful and unique objects for your home is at your fingertips! All you need is to feel inspired.
Sue Prichard is Curator of Contemporary Textiles at the V&A. She has curated a number of displays and exhibitions including Quilts 1700 - 2010 for which she edited the catalogue. Recent publications include V&A Pattern: The Fifties (2009) and 'British Textile Design: The Search for a New Aesthetic' in Henry Moore Textiles (2008).