Stuff Historic Floral and Animal Designs for Embroiderers and Craftsmen
by Suzanne E. Chapman
ISBN-10: 0486235262
ISBN-13: 9780486235264
Dover Publications, Inc.
Soft Cover
Pages: 7 + 71 plates
Language(s): English
Very Good - Light cover and edge wear; PO name on title page; else like new.

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Take a fascinating excursion into the history of crafts design with these 73 floral and animal motifs from Europe, the Near East, China and America. Selected and redrawn by Suzanne Chapman from authentic examples of these crafts in museums in America and Europe, this selection offers needleworkers and other craftsmen one of the most consistently striking and original selections of historic designs available anywhere.

Included in this collection are a series of stunning medieval English florals, details from the 15th-century French tapestry "The Lady With the Unicorn", a 4th-century sea motif from Greece, designs from a Coptic tapestry, an ancient Chinese Senmury and a host of designs from countries such as India, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Germany, Egypt and the Ukraine.

These motifs can be used - same size, enlarged or reduced - for a variety of original craft purposes or revised to suit your own ideas. In crewel embroidery, ceramics, etched or enameled glass work, quilting, weaving, mosaic, wood carving or metal work, they bring to your craft the exotic beauty of designs that have endured for centuries.