Drawn Fabric Embroidery by Edna Wark lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
B. T. Batsford, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs ; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings ; Patterns; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: For the many people who are interested in embroidery, drawn fabric work is a technique which presents a fascination and challenge. By good fortune, and the care of dedicated museum staff in many parts of the world, a number of superb examples of early drawn fabric embroidery still exist. Having seen some of these, Edna Wark was inspired to make a special study of the techniques which, through this publication, she is now able to share with others.
Drawn fabric embroidery sometimes called pulled thread embroidery is concerned with pulling the threads to distort the fabric rather than withdrawing them altogether, as in drawn thread work.
The sections of this book include a brief Introduction to the subject; an History of embroidery with special reference to drawn fabric work as seen in the superb existing examples of white waistcoats eighteenth century aprons muslin laces Eastern Mediterranean, Persian and Chikankari work Samplers and Drawn fabric work for Ecclesiastical purposes; Experimenting with techniques and planning embroideries; Drawn fabric work on Dress; Things to make; Designing; Finishing; and Presentation of panels. A final section, with clear diagrams and photographs, gives in detail the construction of the stitches used.
A bibliography, list of museums and collections in which drawn fabric embroidery may be seen, a list of suppliers of fabrics and threads, and an index, add to the usefulness of this attractive book which will be of value not only for its practical information but also for the inspiration which it cannot fail to provide.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, laminate lifting in a couple of places, and a snag to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
136 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Embroidery category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…