Embroidered Treasures: Birds

Exquisite Needlework of the Embroiderers' Guild Collection
Annette Collinge

Description

Nature has always been a huge source of inspiration to embroiderers and this fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. From the subtle shades seen in crewelwork and the Buratto lace of Europe to the glittering silk, metal and beetle wing designs of China, Japan and India, the author presents a beautiful array of stitchwork that truly is a feast for the eyes.

Featuring full-colour photographs and extended captions, items are shown also in full along with detailed images to show off the stunning stitched birds at their best. These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as badges, postcards, aprons, wall hangings, dresses, cushion covers and samplers, some of which date back to the 17th century.

Collected from many different countries, this exquisite book is an opportunity to see fabulous works that are very rarely seen in public.

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Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    128
  • Size
    280 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Search Press
  • ISBN
    9781782211327
Stock Code
170009
Our Price
$49.99