This book also opens with comprehensive section on materials, basic stitch techniques and making-up instruction.
Good for the beginner like me...hehe
This design was inspired by one of William Morris' most popular textile design, Strawberry Thief, printed in about 1883.
William Morris was a poet, painter, philanthropist and designer who died in 1896. Virtually single-handedly he changed British taste from the dark clutter of the Victorian period to the fresh, flowing lines of the Arts and crafts movement which then evolved into the Art Nouveau style.
He was very much against the use of the crude chemical dyes of the time and experimented with historic dyes to create the strong, subtle and resonant colours that are now associated with William Morris- especially the colour indigo which took him a decade to perfect.