Stuff Needlework Masterpieces from Winterthur
by Hollis Greer Minor
ISBN-10: 0715311956
ISBN-13: 9780715311950
David & Charles
2001
Soft Cover
Pages: 128
Language(s): English
Like New - Light cover and edge wear.
$10.00

Inspired by the Winterthur Museum collection, one of the finest treasuries of decorative artifacts in the world, internationally renowned designer Hollis Greer Minor presents a wealth of heirloom-quality reproduction needlework designs.

Set in an unforgettable estate of extraordinary natural beauty and history, Winterthur is the world's premier museum of decorative objects made or used from 1640 to 1860 in what is now the United States of America. The designs chosen for inclusion in this book were selected from the unparalleled riches of the Winterthur collections, from the rich diversity of embroidered samples and printed textiles to the Rare Book collection of its prestigious library. While the project patterns present high standards of craftsmanship and design, Hollis' delightful text places each in the context of a rich history conveying something of the taste and personality of those who made or used the original items upon which the designs are based.

More than thirty beautiful hands-on projects, complete with easy-to-follow instructions, are presented in the book. The tempting designs can be made up into stylish pieces to grace any home, from a glorious Cornucopia rug or dazzling fruit-laden cushions to a Victorian paisley bookmark or a delicate floral purse. To add to their versatility, Hollis shows how each can be worked in the three most popular styles of needlework technique today: needlepoint, multi-stitch canvaswork and counted cross stitch. Hollis puts her expertise in "adapting" historic pieces to good use by showing the reader how to confidently adapt or alter the colours of any of the projects to suit her own home decor needs.