Blackwork embroidery

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New York : Dover Publications, 1976, c1965.
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113 pages, [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
746.44 Ged
Blackwork embroidery was very popular in Tudor times, and it is now enjoying a tremendous revival. A form of counted-thread work, blackwork emphasizes shading contrasts that are possible working with a single colour of thread. This book is one of the best modern works on blackwork. After covering the intriguing history of blackwork in a lively text and beautiful selection of illustrations, the authors present every aspect of the modern techniques and uses of the craft.There is a discussion of contemporary techniques of transferring a design, stitches, needles, and more; information on how to make a design, including numerous illustrations of examples such as birds, animals, fruit, architectural forms, an angel, a crusader, and more; over 200 illustrations of embroidery patterns, including simple, filling, and border patterns; and coverage of materials and threads with full charts. A new Publisher's Note gives a listing of current American suppliers.Done in black silk on white linen, blackwork was originally used to decorate clothes and household articles. Today, you can still produce effective decorations in black-and-white, but many projects will look even better done in colour. You can use blackwork on towels, tablecloths, sheets, and clothes, and you can make very attractive blackwork designs for wall hangings and pillows.
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Reprint of the ed. published by Mills & Boon, London.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Geddes, E., & McNeill, M. (19761965). Blackwork embroidery. New York: Dover Publications.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Geddes, Elisabeth and Moyra. McNeill. 19761965. Blackwork Embroidery. New York: Dover Publications.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Geddes, Elisabeth and Moyra. McNeill, Blackwork Embroidery. New York: Dover Publications, 19761965.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Geddes, Elisabeth., and Moyra McNeill. Blackwork Embroidery. New York: Dover Publications, 19761965. Print.

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