Stuff Metal Thread Embroidery
by Edna Wark
ISBN-10: 0864172427
ISBN-13: 9780864172426
Kangaroo Press
1989
Pictorial HC
Pages: 80
Language(s): English
Good - Light to moderate cover and edge wear; overlay on tip of upper corner has torn away and covers have several dings; inside like new.
$10.00

The art of using metal threads in all their diversity and brilliance is to understand them and their possibilities, and to be familiar with their characteristics. Discover the different types of metal thread and how they are made, including purls, Japanese gold and silver, passing threads and Lurex. There are photographs to study, and descriptions of work done in many different parts of the world. A brief history of the traditions that have developed in the Orient, the Mediterranean, Europe and Russia will help those visiting museums and historical buildings to appreciate the collections of furnishings and clothing decorated with metal thread embroidery. For those who wish to go into this craft further, there is a section on techniques. There are also lists of museums and suppliers.