Embroidery

The Complete Book of Stumpwork Embroidery

In bygone times, the style of raised embroidery called stumpwork was the culmination of a young woman’s education. Jane Nicholas, a leading modern embroiderer, has researched stumpwork for more than 20 years to create this dazzling compendium of its intricate techniques and colorful 3-dimensional effects. Beginning with detailed instructions on different ways of creating raised …

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5000 Years of Textiles

A work of reference which performs as a comprehensive survey of textile art and production around the world, dating from prehistory to the present day. Subjects include costumes, period interiors, and archive photographs; also a variety of fabrics ranging from the simplest handwoven cloth to rich brocades and intricate embroidery.

Miao Textiles from China

The richly woven and embroidered textiles explored in this book belong to the Miao minority group of Guizhou province in south-west China. The Miao’s elaborate festival costumes are not only their most important possessions, but can be considered the major living visual art form of their culture. Over 20 such textiles from the British Museum’s …

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Embroidery from India & Pakistan

Focusing on over 20 textiles from the British Museum’s collection, this book explores the wonderful folk embroidery of India and Pakistan – in particular the domestic work made by women for their own dowry or family. Illustrated in full and in detail, these richly decorated items – costumes and household textiles -should provide designers at …

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