Title: EMBROIDERY - A Complete Course in Embroidery Design and Technique Author: Pauline Brown Illustrator: Publisher: Marshall Editions Limited / Villard Books Date of Publication: 1987 Printing Edition: NA Number of Pages: 194 pages Hardback or Softcover: Softcover Genre: Needlework / Embroidery Highlights: From Library Journal While not an encyclopedia of stitches; this work offers embroiderers an illustrated course in design and technique. The "Design Your Own" section gives inspiration for adapting designs using a variety of methods. It explains and illustrates principles of color and good design and stresses free experimentation with texture; stitches; threads; and fabrics. "Embroidery Basics" shows detailed drawings of stitches for embroidery; applique; and quilting and introduces blackwork; smocking; drawn thread; and other forms. The final section; "Embroidery Design Collection;" includes 46 patterns with instructions and photograph of finished item. Beginners and more experienced embroiderers will yearn for self-expression and break away from their dependency on kits. For public libraries. Judith Yankielun Lind; Free P.L.; Berkeley Heights; N.J. Condition: Very Good. Doesn't look like it's been used. The spine is tight. Pages are clean. No missing or torn pages.