Taking inspiration from different historical periods and cultures Belinda Downes has embroidered eight princess stories with a wealth of fabrics and threads to create a unique and enchanting story collection. Here you will find the story of The Princess and the Pea embroidered in Medieval costume Persian tale of The Starlight Princess a Russian Frog Princess Twelve Dancing Princesses in the Regency style a Victorian princess in King Grizzlebeard a Nordic pre-Raphaelite princess in White Bear King Valemon a 17th century design for Sleeping Beauty and an African inspired Egg Princess. Children and adults will love the variety of the princess stories - some naughty some wise some silly others brave but all beautiful - and will delight in the detail of their costumes and their settings. An introduction explains the inspiration for the costumes and the varying techniques used to achieve the different styles. The origin of each story is also explained at the end of the collection. Truly a collection to treasure.
The Starlight Princess (9780751374322)
Belinda Downes and Annie Dalton