The craft of Whitework has kept Needlewomen busy for over 3000 years. According to the book it has been used to adorn every conceivable for m of garment and decorative linen; from peasant blouses to papal vestments and bridal gowns of queens.
Title: White Work Techniques and 188 Designs.
Author: Carter Houck
Publisher: Dover Publications; Inc
Date of Publication: 1978
Printing Edition: N/A
Number of Pages: 58 pages
Hardback or Softcover: Softcover
Highlights: No previous knowledge of Whitework is assumed in the book. The author takes the reader through complete information on materials; pattern transferring techniques and instructions and diagrams for over 20 stitches: the simple chain stitch and running stitch; satin stitches and French knots; more difficult virtuoso techniques like the star and shadow. Following the instructions are 40 pages of magnificent patterns; including florals; repeats; abstracts; spot and corner decorations.
Condition: Very good. No folded pages. no writing inside. No missinG pages.