I’ve had Alison Cole listed on my embroidery resources and links page for a long time, but now’s a really good time to bring her to your attention specifically, since she has a new goldwork book on the market AND some new releases on her website.
Alison Cole is an Australian specializing in goldwork and stumpwork, and her embroidery business is located Down Under (a fact you have to take into consideration when ordering!) Her website is Alison Cole Embroidery, and if you do nothing else there, you must at least scroll through ALL the pictures of her work! You will be amazed by her artistry!
Alison has produced two books now on goldwork, one that was released last month (June, 2008). The first one is All That Glitters, and the new one is called The Midas Touch. Right now, All That Glitters is available through Amazon here in the States. I’m hoping The Midas Touch will show up soon! It promises to be an excellent book of stumpwork and goldwork projects.
And speaking of stumpwork and goldwork projects, you must check out her new stuff on her website. She offers kits, by the way, and her newly released kits look beautiful and fun. While I haven’t worked any of her kits, you know by virtue of the quality of her own work that they’re bound to be really nice.
I’ve got my eye on the Illuminated Floral. Some day, some day… when the budget allows it, I suppose! It’s stunning, though, isn’t it? I think it would be a blast to work!
I can’t help thinking, when looking at Alison’s work – her kits, her books, her gallery of projects – that she must really love her job!
If you want to check out her book All That Glitters through Amazon, you’ll find it’s less than $20 right now, new… I’ll let you know when the new one shows up!