Stuff Inspiration for Embroidery
by Constance Howard
ISBN-10: 0713426187
ISBN-13: 9780713426182
B. T. Batsford Ltd.
1976
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 240
Language(s): English
Like New/Like New - Very light cover and edge wear; Brodart cover.
$8.00

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Constance Howard has compiled this book for the embroiderer who has a good working knowledge of stitchery but may have had little or no practice in designing. Sufficient instruction and information are giving to encourage the building up of ideas, from the simple basic structure to the more complicated finished design.

This is, then, a book of inspiration: the drawings and photographs will surely spark off ideas and encourage experiment. For only with a willingness to experiment can the full potentialities of this exciting medium be realized.

After an introductory note on Background Appreciation, Constance Howard gives sections on Sources of Inspiration; Design; Texture, Colour, Tone; Special Areas of Design including embroidery for dress, the household, interior decoration, ecclesiastical work and heraldry.

Constance Howard is amongst the best-known experts in the filed of embroidery, both as a teacher and craftswoman, and for her outstanding volume, Design for Embroidery, published some years ago. In this book her admirable text, at once lucid and persuasive, is reinforced by over 300 drawings and photographs. A bibliography, and lists of suppliers in both Great Britain and America, add much to the book's practical usefulness. The author's enthusiastic and refreshing approach to design for embroidery cannot fail to inspire the reader, however little or however great her previous knowledge or experience.