This is the definitive book on Swiss Straw work by Veronica Main. Following more than 7 years of extensive research, this book has more than 120 motifs, each is described in fine detail and the working diagrams are easy to follow. This book is ideal because it covers basic techniques for split straw, thread, whole straw including hat plaits and flattened straw and then builds effortlessly into the more advanced straw work. This book is a must for everyone interested in textiles. It is also a great source of reference for fashion designers, costume enthusiasts and a practical book for textile artists. Many of the techniques can be worked in embroidery threads as well as straw. 192 pages, Main Collins Publishing (June 9, 2003), 11.6 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Carol T. –
Sounds like a lot for a book, but a must if you do Swiss Straw work. Covers more Swiss motifs than any other book. Beautiful photographs and excellent instructions.
Pat Hatchel –
Excellent resource for working with straw threads. Clear, well illustrated instructions. Wonderful photos throughout as well as suggestions for use of motifs. This book will broaden your straw art skills and world. I can’t be without it.
Linda Beiler –
This book has it all: excellent instructions and photographs along with beautiful photos of straw work. Very practical for learning straw work and will inspire exploration of new techniques.