Stuff The Art of Crewel Embroidery
by Mildred J. Davis
ISBN-10: 0517500779
ISBN-13: 9780517500774
Crown Publishers, Inc.
1972
Soft Cover
Pages: 224
Language(s): English
Very Good - Light cover and edge wear; corners lightly bent.
$8.00

Here, in a handsome volume, is the definitive guide to one of the most decorative and enjoyable forms of needlework. Easy-to-follow directions make the creation and adaptation of these lovely designs to modern or traditional settings an exciting and pleasurable experience that will provide success for the beginner and a challenge to the skilled artisan.

The author presents practical information on needles, yarns, background fabrics, frames, transferring patterns, finishing, blocking and the principles of sound color planning. An especially devised color chart makes it easy to select yarns in the suitable gradations of color that are one of the charms of this art.

Each of the stitches used in crewelwork is carefully explained and clearly illustrated with photographs and diagrams. In addition to a treasury of 156 separate design units - flowers, leaves, vines, birds and animal patterns - there are several composite designs in which favorite motifs are combined.

Besides providing step-by-step instructions on techniques involved in this delicate art, this all-inclusive book also traces its history and development. Delightful photographs, in color and black-and-white, show rare old masterpieces and examples of the coordination of crewelwork designs with contemporary interiors.