Victorian Designs for Needlepoint Author:Phyllis Kluger Contains more than thirty needlepoint designs inspired by the decorative and ornamental art of turn-of-the-century England and America, from London's Crystal Palace exhibition to the Vanderbilt mansion in New York. The Victorian era was a time of enormous creativity in the arts and these exquisite patterns are adapted from such varied sources as... more » the famous Water Tower In Chicago an Aubrey Beardsley flower, a William Morris carpet, and eve a Paine's Celery Compound label. Each design is accompanied by a brief description of its origin. Photographs of the original inspiration are also included. Clear step-by-step instructions are given for all the stitches used in the book and for wonderful projects such as a beaded belt, and evening bad, upholstery hor a footstool, and a book cover. Beautiful color photographs illustrate exactly how the finished needlework will look.
Phyllis Kluger, a graduate of Columba University, is the author of "A Needle Gallery of patterns from the Past". She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.« less