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Ethnic embroidery

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Product description

Since the time when primitive peoples first added extra stitches to decorate their garments, embroidery has developed into a distinctive art form which expresses much about the society of its creation. The natural wish to enrich and decorate, added to the need to emphasize status and role, has led to the creation of striking pieces of work.;Paying particular attention to the embroideries of China, India, Palestine and Yugoslavia, this fully illustrated book examines the roles played by fabric, colour, motif and stitch-style in creating distinctive and characteristic designs. The text is complemented with graphs and drawings taken from the authentic embroideries illustrated. The author suggests how these patterns can be used with modern Western threads and materials. A detailed chapter on special stitches concludes this heavily visual account.

Item details

Author(s):
Margaret Ohms
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
085219739X
ISBN-13:
9780852197394
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Batsford

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Since the time when primitive peoples first added extra stitches to decorate their garments, embroidery has developed into a distinctive art form which expresses much about the society of its creation. The natural wish to enrich and decorate, added to the need to emphasize status and role, has led to the creation of striking pieces of work.;Paying particular attention to the embroideries of China, India, Palestine and Yugoslavia, this fully illustrated book examines the roles played by fabric, colour, motif and stitch-style in creating distinctive and characteristic designs. The text is complemented with graphs and drawings taken from the authentic embroideries illustrated. The author suggests how these patterns can be used with modern Western threads and materials. A detailed chapter on special stitches concludes this heavily visual account.

Author(s):
Margaret Ohms
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
085219739X
ISBN-13:
9780852197394
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Batsford

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