Over several years of creating art, there are a few books I have found the most helpful, inspiring and informative for the kind of art I do, and now, having teamed up with The Bookshop, an independent book store in East Grinstead (at which I happen to work!), I can offer them to you, too!
Imagine a Forest by Dinara Mirtalipova
I don't know about you but I love folk patterns. This book will give you everything you need to start creating them. Perfect for artists, and I think excellent for embroidery artists too.
This may not be the cheapest you can find this book, but every sale benefits indpenedent store The Bookshop in East Grinstead, a wonderful, beautiful, historical, haphazard place of books and coffee and cakes.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKS SHIP TO UK ONLY, IF YOU ORDER FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UK, I WILL HAVE TO CANCEL THE ORDER*