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Cross Stitch Designs From India

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Carol Phillipson has explored the diverse and colourful culture of India to bring you a beautiful selection of striking pieces with which to decorate your home. Intricate motifs, beautiful beadwork and lavish metallic threads adorn many of the stunning pieces to create ornate and sumptuous items that will be a pleasure to work and own. In addition to the projects, Carol provides a fascinating insight into the history behind the art, architecture and religious mythology that has inspired her designs, making this ...

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Overview

Carol Phillipson has explored the diverse and colourful culture of India to bring you a beautiful selection of striking pieces with which to decorate your home. Intricate motifs, beautiful beadwork and lavish metallic threads adorn many of the stunning pieces to create ornate and sumptuous items that will be a pleasure to work and own. In addition to the projects, Carol provides a fascinating insight into the history behind the art, architecture and religious mythology that has inspired her designs, making this book which is beautifully illustrated with historical images, not only practical but also highly enjoyable to read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861083166
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
Materials, Equipment & Stitches 8
Adapting Designs 12
Helpful Hints 15
Designs from Metalwork and Leatherwork
Vase Bell-Pull 20
Blue and Gold Bookmark 24
Turquoise Huqqa Designs
Pot Lid 26
Pot-Pourri Cushion 28
Pot Lid and Pendant Design 29
Border Picture 31
Designs from Textiles
Peacock Footstool and Cushion 40
Tree-of-Life Picture 44
Tote Bag Border 46
Ecru Flower Card 49
Blackwork Picture 51
Blackwork Coasters 53
Orange Pot-Pourri Cushion 56
Peacock Picture 58
Oval Pot Lid 61
Needlework Accessories
Needlecase 63
Pincushion 63
Scissor-Keeper 65
Gift Bag Motif 66
Green and Gold Bookmark 68
Cream Beaded Border Sampler 70
Evening Bag Design 74
Designs from Art and Travelling Theatre
Afghan Wall-Hanging 82
Afghan Decorative Cushions 93
Mughal Flower Designs
Picture 97
Pot-Pourri Cushion 99
Card 100
Indian Flower Picture 101
Ganesha Cushion 104
Matching Flower Pictures 107
Indian Ladies Picture 110
Ornamental Bookmark 113
Mehndi Painting Duck Card 115
Papier Mache Design Pincushion 116
Designs from Architecture
Taj Mahal Picture 122
Humayun's Tomb Picture 125
Taj Mahal Marble Panel Design 128
Mirrorwork Pot-Pourri Cushion 130
Designs from Stencils
Animal Bell-Pull 135
Peacock Stencil Picture 139
Stencil Lady Picture 142
Chart for Stencil Man 144
Peacock Stencil Gift-Tag 145
Paisley Designs
Green Paisley Picture 149
Pink and Purple Paisley Picture 151
Paisley Card 155
Paisley Table Centre 156
Elephant Designs
Elephant Pictures 162
Elephant Bookmark 166
Instructions for Making Up Projects 168
Thread Conversion Chart 170
About the Author 171
Index 172
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