Creative Canvas Embroidery Author:Bucky King Here is a complete, easy-to-follow guide for the beginner producing her first canvas as well as the advanced embroiderer eager tp learn more about an ancient-- and newly popular-- craft. It includes the basic techniques: preparing the canvas; 50 stiches (all clearly illustrated); advice on threads, needles, colors, stich selection, mounting, blo... more »cking, and finishing details, even correcting mistakes.
But the book goes far beyond the mechanical aspects of this delightful and rewarding hobby. A large section entitled "Color and Design on Canvas" urges the reader to originate her own work. It gives the principles of design, including making color schemes, putting the design on canvas, and designing for home, personal and ecclesiasical adornment. The reader who wishes to make a prpfession of, or to exhibit, embroidery will be informed and inspired by sections on "Procedures for Teachers and Suppliers", and "Embroidery for Use and Exhibition".
The various applications for canvas wor are shown in magnificant photographs of chair seats, wall hangings, purses, picture frames, wallets, pillows, altar kneelers, panels, rughs... all designed by foremost contemporary craftsmen.
Creative Canvas Embroidery is imaginatively conceived and handsomely excuted -- a must for everyneedleworker and librarian.« less