A beautiful, elegant, and visually intelligent look-book, Embellished contrasts vintage objects, collected over the years, with cutting-edge contemporary decoration for fashion and textiles. Showcasing a carefully chosen selection of techniques and materials, from tufting to using sequins, the author explores the potential in each of them, pushing materials to their absolute limits in order to create stunningly unique pieces. The author's clients have included Clements Ribeiro, Matthew Williamson, John Rocha, Anthropologie and Designers Guild. Embellished is a visual feast of a journey through the process of inspiration and creativity, illustrating the way in which pieces and processes influence new work and ideas. Combining elements as diverse as exotic feathers, plastic jewellery, buttons, and vintage millinery straw, Karen Nicol will inspire you to come up with lavish creations beyond your wildest dreams.