This rare treasury of original embroidery designs dates from early days of the Republic. Nearly 200 beautiful and functional floral, vine, and basket motifs are featured in repeat patterns, spot designs, and more. While most of the patterns were probably intended for use with silk threads, several are particularly effective worked in wool.Crewel work made extensive use of long- and-short stitch, seed stitch, outline and stem stitches, chain stitch, loop stitch ... Some superb examples of Early American env broidery use only three or four different stitches to achieve their effect.
|Title||:||Early American Embroidery Designs|
|Author||:||Elizabeth M. Townshend|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 1985-01-01|