Japanese Motifs for Needlepoint Author:Sally Nicoletti The needlepoint designs in this book are based on an unusual source that has not been used for this purpose before-the motifs found in Japanese No theater costumes. The extraordinary woven and embroidered silks of which the costumes are made display exciting design forms and luminous color harmonies that adapt beautifully to needlepoint stitcher... more »y.
Each design in this book is presented in complete how-to detail, with stitch-by-stitch graphs, color keys, and full-color illustrations, plus black-and-white close-ups of the finished projects. The motifs, partly naturalistic, partly abstract, translate into needlepoint upholstery, cushions, mirror frames, wall hangings, and screens that are effective for both modern and traditional rooms. They are quite unlike any prepared designs you can buy and far less expensive to make. Many small items such as purses are also included.« less