Stuff Masterpieces of Embroidery
by Pamela Clabburn
ISBN-10: 0714820466
ISBN-13: 9780714820460
Phaidon Press Limited
1981
Soft Cover
Pages: 80
Language(s): English
Very Good - Light cover and edge wear; sunning along spine edge; PO bookplate inside front cover.
$10.00

Great embroideries are not only beautiful works of art; they are also a fascinating reflection of the life and times of the people who worked them. Trade, conquest and religion have all played their part in inspiring and enriching ideas and techniques. Today embroidery is very much a living craft; industry has followed the Church as a patron for professional work, while gifted amateurs from all over the world create their own works of art. An excellent source of ideas for all embroiderers, this book is illustrated with 80 plates showing the best embroideries from public collections, including richly ornamented medieval vestments, charming American patchwork and striking modern wall hangings.