Library Journal - Library JournalEaton (The Complete Stitch Encyclopedia, LJ 9/1/86) incorporates ethnic and traditional embroidery forms into contemporary craft projects. Previously published in Great Britain in 1992, this title offers 300 color illustrations of instructions, stitching charts, and finished embroideries for more than 50 projects. Chapters, divided into main areas of the world, contain three to five activities. Various international sources have inspired the embroideries shown here, which include Chinese bed linens, Maori traycloth, Thai purses, Aboriginal creatures pictures, Balkan place settings, and various Eastern European peasant borders. A review of embroidery techniques and sewing details for project completion is offered in the final chapter. While even novice cross-stitchers will be able to accomplish the patterns, the culturally influenced patterns will inspire the more proficient. For embroidery collections in public libraries. [Better Homes & Gardens Book Club main selection.]-Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Provides samplers of cross stitch from different parts of the world.
Barbara JacobsWay before the global marketplace became a standard concept, crafters of all nations were swapping patterns. Eaton makes that intercultural transfer easier to accomplish at home with more than 50 patterns pulled from virtually every continent. Easy-to-follow directions, graphs, and color photographs of the finished project accompany every item; for the more adventurous creative stitcher, the author includes a sample pattern library for each country represented. Motifs are all applied to various household objects and articles of clothing; for instance, a Thai coin purse, an African Hausa apron, Balkan place settings, and a tartan waistcoat. At the end is a refresher course on embroidery and finishing techniques, as well as embroidery stitches.
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