Stuff A Treasury of Embroidery Designs: Charts and Patterns from the Great Collections
by Gill Speirs & Sigrid Quemby
ISBN-10: 0713525061
ISBN-13: 9780713525069
Bell & Hyman
1985
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 128
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.
$18.00

This book brings to every needlework enthusiast the opportunity to create embroideries based on some of the finest historical pieces in the world.

Complete with detailed charts and instructions on stitch techniques, there are over 20 beautiful projects. Included are a scene in the Bayeux Tapestry, an exquisite 17th-century Dutch sampler and a piece based on the rich floral designs of a set of Florentine bed hangings.

The text puts each of the embroideries into its historical context, linking it with similar works of the same period and tracing sources for the designs. Thus the book provides a fascinating survey of our embroidery heritage as well as a source of practical inspiration.

All varieties of embroidery technique, including cross stitch, blackwork, crewel and Florentine are represented and the finished versions of all of the projects are illustrated in color. There are, in addition, photographs throughout the book of the historical embroideries that directly inspired the charted patterns as well as many other lovely examples.

Anyone who enjoys embroidery will find this book a genuine treasury of inspiring information and design ideas.