Stuff 101 Folk Art Designs
by Carter Houck
ISBN-10: 0486243699
ISBN-13: 9780486243696
Dover Publications, Inc.
Soft Cover
Pages: 48
Language(s): English
Like New - Very light cover and edge wear; upper corner lightly bumped.
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Working folk designs in counted cross-stitch is a time-honored tradition with historical roots in nearly every European country. As an American tradition, counted cross-stitch designs reached back to the eighteenth century with continued popularity right up to the present day. The symmetrical composition of charted folk designs allows the needleworker to create - with very few stitches - pleasing, eye-catching designs that are balanced, unified and absolutely timeless.

In this outstanding addition to the Dover needlecraft series, noted needlework authority Carter Houck offers over 100 authentic charted folk designs in a wide array of lovely representations including flowers, fruit, trees, animals, borders, mythical beasts, medallions and geometrics. The author also suggests many effective and ingenious ways of using these designs in everyday projects such as: linens, baby clothes, blouses, skirts, and much more.

The designs range in complexity from the simple pattern composed of a few lines to intricate symmetrical creations. Designs are charted so that they can be easily used for cross-stitch, needlepoint, latch-hooking or any form of counted thread embroidery.