Sharon B started a conversation about Constance Howard, and I want to join in. Elizabeth then asked for more information about Howard and Kay responded with pictures of and from her books with links to sites for further material on Constance Howard.
She is a favorite teacher of mine, too. I have The Constance Howard Book of Stitches, and like Kay, it was an eye-opener for me. I’d never seen stitches used in such creative ways. I use it constantly for inspiration. I also have her Inspiration for Embroidery, published in the 1960s and so mostly in black and white. It is nevertheless a treasure trove of ways to create designs for stitching, new ways of stitching designs, and many uses for stitched work. There are no projects, but scores of finished works to study and lots of exercises.
Here’s the cover.
If you want to see the table of contents and some pages, I’ve put them in pdf format so that you can see them better.
O-o-o-ps, here’s the upside-down page.