Like a flower blooming, Cecile’s work grows and grows and amazes us in thousands of ways. This new book is impressive for its originality, diversity, the number of patterns presented, the quantity and style of the photos, without forgetting its weight! Her admirers all around the world will be delighted to see, in Flower Obsession, the new influences like the indigo mix of an antique Japanese quilt, that she has wonderfully embroidered and which is presented on the cover of the book, and also the new materials she works with.
Flowers, more than ever, sewn into embroideries on quilts, treasure boxes, precious notebooks, bags and pouches. Cécile embroiders as a poet writes verses, conveying with silk ribbons, sequins, beads, all kinds of threads, humble or rich materials, the imaginary world that lives within her. Cécile is not only an embroiderer, she is a storyteller and this book is a unique and marvelous journey within her universe. The work is spectacular, but achievable, because each stitch and every detail is carefully explained, photographed and illustrated so that you will be able to reproduce the 40 small and large projects presented in the book.