Stuff Embroidery Motifs from old Dutch Samplers
by Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwberg
ISBN-10: 0684136783
ISBN-13: 9780684136783
Charles Scribner's Sons
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 205
Language(s): English
Very Good/Good - Light to moderate cover and edge wear; PO name and date on ffep.

Motifs for old Dutch samplers drew their inspiration from stories and symbols whose origins and meanings lie much earlier than the period in which the craft flourished. Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg explains the significance of the flowers, animals and Biblical characters that animate each design and gives over 700 color-coded cross-stitch patterns for reworking the old motifs.

Together with the colour code there is a colour scale of the original threads used in the old samplers and 8 colour plates of the samplers themselves. Beautiful in themselves, these designs will prove a fruitful source of stimulus and ideas to all needlewomen.