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Practical Canvas Embroidery - A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources - cover

Practical Canvas Embroidery - A Handbook with Diagrams and Scale Drawings taken from XVIIth Century Samplers and Other Sources

Louisa F. Pesel

Publisher: White Press

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This is a vintage handbook on practical canvas embroidery, with diagrams and scale drawings taken from seventeenth-century samples and other sources. It was originally intended as a practical aid for embroiderers, especially those interested in canvas work. "Practical Canvas Embroidery" is highly recommended for modern readers with an interest in embroidery and would make for a useful addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "Nomenclature", "Materials", "Scale of Canvas", "Wools", "Even Tensions and Texture", "Varieties of Stitch", "Seventeenth-Century Designs", "Colour", "Colour Blanche", "Diagrams of Stitches", "Diagrams of Designs", "Needlework Carpets", "Marginal Lines to Borders to Carpets", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork. First published in 1929.

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