Distributed to the Knitting Trade by Spinnerin Yarn Company
Date of Publication: 1962
Printing Edition: NA
Number of Pages: 229 pages
Hardback or Softcover: Softcover
Genre: Needlework / Embroidery
Highlights: This is the definitive guide to one of the most decorative and enjoyable forms of needlework. Easy to follow directions make the creation and adaptation of these lovely designs to modern or traditional settings an exciting and pleasurable experience that will provide success for the beginner and a challenge to the skilled artisan. The author presents practical information on needles; yarns; background fabrics; frames; transferring patterns; finishing ; blocking and the principles of sound color planning. An especially devised color chart makes it easy to select yarns in the subtle gradations of color that are one of the charms of this art. Each of the stitches used in crewelwork is carefully explained and clearly illustrated with photographs and diagrams. In addition to a treasury of 156 separate design units - flowers; leaves; vines; birds; and animal patterns - there are several composite designs in which favorite motifs are combined. Besides providing step by step instructions on techniques involved in this delicate art; this all inclusive book also traces its history and development. Delightful photographs; in color and black and she; show rare old masterpieces and examples of the coordination of crewelwork designs with contemporary interiors.
Condition: Very good. No missing or torn pages. No writing in the book. Nice and clean. Doesn't look like the books been used. The corners are a little shelf worn. Otherwise, very nice.