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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 31 October 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218449
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $35.00

The Nature of Creativity


A mindful approach to art & embroidery by Jane E. Hall

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Book Description

Escape into the wild world of nature and your imagination in this long-awaited guide to creativity and mindfulness by master embroiderer and textile artist, Jane E. Hall.

Admired by textile artists and embroiderers alike across the globe for her beautiful combination of classical embroidery materials, fabrics and natural objects, Jane is recognized as a gifted needle painter who can create exquisite, life-like, embroidered machinations of the plants and insects our planet has to offer. In her highly anticipated third book, this time gently journey with Jane through the natural landscape to unlock your own artistic potential, and breathe creativity back into your life.

Beginning with a small introduction on how to create a creative space, to engage the senses, to rediscover lost playfulness and to embrace the process of making art rather than achieving its final form, Jane then takes you through 10 different creative ideas inspired by nature. These Creative Contemplations’ explore building and sourcing your treasure chest of both natural and man-made materials, and forming a whole host of beautiful designs: quietly stunning mandalas made of shells and flowers, exquisite trinket boxes pieced from pine cone seeds, handmade birds’ nests, embroidered flowers, awe-inspiring dreamcatchers woven with willowherb, and much more... All there for you to recreate yourself, or simply to inspire you to push beyond your perceived creative limits.

No matter how skilled or unskilled you may believe yourself to be, The Nature of Creativity seeks to nurture your artistic thoughts, fantasies and wonder and with it, help you find your inner happiness. 

Table of Contents



My studio

Habitat: Inspiration on your doorstep

Fairy house

Creative Contemplations
- No. 1: Treasure Chest
No. 2 : Trinket Boxes
- No. 3: Nature Mandalas
- No. 4: Dreamcatchers
No. 5: Love Letters & Postcards
- No. 6: Nature's Haberdashery
- No. 7: Nests
- No. 8: Wildflower Hours
- No. 9: Fairies
- No. 10: Chasing Butterflies
- Dénouement: Psyche's Cabinet

Last word


About the Author

About Jane E. Hall

Jane E Hall studied at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, achieving a Diploma in Foundation Studies, and then moved on to Loughborough College of Art and Design where she received a Certificate in Design Embroidery, being awarded a distinction. Since leaving college she has worked professionally as a textile artist. She has held numerous exhibitions, has her work held in private collections, and has worked on significant commissions, three of which are on public display. Jane's work has been featured extensively on TV and in magazines. For more information visit

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