Imperial Blooms by Sue Spargo
Sale Price: $19.99
[Softcover, 40 pages] New to our website, Imperial Blooms is based on the 2011 Block of the Month by Sue Spargo. Inspired by the highly embellished Suzani tribal textiles created in Central Asia, Imperial Blooms is a 41 in. square wall hanging created from hand-dyed wools and velvets, as well as cotton fabrics. Imperial Blooms contains over thirty embellishing stitches, which lend themselves to the beauty of the Suzani artistry. The goal Sue set for Imperial Blooms was the utilization of extensive embellishing, echoing the embroidery details that were made traditionally by Central Asian brides as a part of their dowry, which were presented to the groom on the wedding day. Suzani is derived from the Persian word suzan, which means needle. Flowers are an important source of inspiration in these highly prized pieces. Imperial Blooms showcases nine flowers with extensive embroidery stitches to mimic the Suzani needlework art form.