Dust jacket notes: "Blackwork is a very old kind of counted thread embroidery, which according to tradition originated in Spain and was brought to England by Catherine of Aragon in the 16th century. It appears as a decoration on collars and sleeves in many Tudor portraits, notably in examples by Hans Holbein, so that the double-running stitch on which it is based is often called the Holbein stitch. It was usually worked with black thread on a white background, with an occasional accent of gold or silver, and this is still effective but embroiderers today are adapting the geometrical patterns to all kinds of color combinations for table linens, pillows, pictures, book covers and trimming on clothing. The Holbein stitch has the advantage of being the same on both sides of the work so that there is no 'right' or 'wrong' side. This book explains the methods and materials used in blackwork, gives 45 pattern stitches, and suggests 24 projects with complete instructions for each one. Rosemary Drysdale was born in the north of England and attended the college of Home Economics, University of Durham, specializing in advanced needlework and dressmaking and graduating with distinction. She now lives in New York and has sold numerous designs for needlepoint and crewel embroidery, working as a freelance designer."
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Descrizione libro Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110684143305
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