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The New Crewel

Author : Katherine Shaughnessy
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One look at these pages and you know that this isn't your grandmother's crewel, but a hip, contemporary update that will have everyone reaching for a needle and thread. And these projects are easy, too, because crewel has no counting, no grids, and no cross-stitch--just beautiful free-form embroidery. Dive right in, guided by a basics chapter that explains how to do the different stitches, ranging from French knots to laid filling. Novices will swiftly move on to the 30 practice designs, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and a dozen lovely projects. Make a card or keepsake scrapbook embellished with stitched motifs, colorful totes, table runners, and an elegant tryptich.

Embroidered Treasures

Author : Dr Annette Collinge
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The Embroiderers' Guild was founded in 1906 and has in its collection embroideries from all over the world. These wonderful works, which somehow survived through the ages, could be said to be one of the most important groups of embroideries assembled in one place. Stitched pieces and fragments were gathered together by early members of the Guild and inserted into portfolios that were circulated among members.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, author Dr Annette Collinge 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. Mary Corbet, of Needle 'n Thread, said in her review of the first book in this series:"e;Embroidered Treasures: Flowers is a fantastic book! It's inspirational. It's informative. It's beautiful!"e;For most of us who will never see a collection of embroideries like these up close and personal, this lovely book is the best way to experience them and learn about them. We can take what we learn and apply it to our own needlework pursuits. Or we can just enjoy the beauty of the pieces and appreciate the history behind them.It's a great book for your reference library..."e;

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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A Handbook of American Crewel Embroidery

Author : Muriel L. Baker
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Hidden Treasures

Author : Lori Lee Triplett
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One hundred spectacular antique quilts from one of the largest, privately held quilt and textile collections in the world. Turn back time with color photos and insightful essays about America’s quilting past! Admire one hundred antique quilts and textiles you’ve never seen before, curated from the remarkable Poos Collection. Flip through the pages to find a wide range of styles in pre-Civil War quilting—elaborate hand piecing and appliqué, signature quilts, wholecloth beauties, cutout chintz, and intarsia, plus the only known example of an American pictorial war quilt. An invaluable resource to America’s quilt history, the Poos Collection shares its classic, one-of-a-kind quilts. Admire one hundred colorful artifacts from the priceless Poos Collection Read insights and information on the history behind the quilts Relax and feast your eyes on these pre-1860 quilts, including album, wool, paper-pieced, white-on-white wholecloth, red and green, indigo, and chintz quilts

Bazaar Exchange and Mart and Journal of the Household

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A Z of Crewel Embroidery

Author : Country Bumpkin
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A comprehensive guide to this versatile art form, featuring over 500 step by step photographs and forty-five stitches and techniques. The A-Z of Crewel Embroidery is designed to encourage you to try new techniques, explore new horizons, and above all, to experiment. Whatever your status as an embroiderer, we hope this book kindles your enthusiasm, and provides you with an enriched knowledge of this timeless art. This book introduces you to the tradition that is crewel embroidery and its transformation into an art form that is still popular today. The book is a perfect introduction for beginners and a “must have” for more experienced embroiderers. This comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery contains all the embroiderer needs to know to work dozens of stitches, and includes full advice on everything from choosing wools and fabrics to what equipment is required for each piece. Comprehensive guide to crewel embroidery Revamped design of a book that has sold well over many years Over 500 step by step photographs Forty-five stitches and techniques Full size patterns included

The End of the Poem

Author : Paul Muldoon
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In The End of the Poem, Paul Muldoon, "the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War" (The Times Literary Supplement), presents engaging, rigorous, and insightful explorations of a diverse group of poems, from Yeats's "All Souls' Night" to Stevie Smith's "I Remember" to Fernando Pessoa's "Autopsychography." Here Muldoon reminds us that the word "poem" comes, via French, from the Latin and Greek: "a thing made or created." He asks: Can a poem ever be a freestanding, discrete structure, or must it always interface with the whole of its author's bibliography—and biography? Muldoon explores the boundlessness, the illimitability, created by influence, what Robert Frost meant when he insisted that "the way to read a poem in prose or verse is in the light of all the other poems ever written." And he writes of the boundaries or borders between writer and reader and the extent to which one determines the role of the other. At the end, Muldoon returns to the most fruitful, and fraught, aspect of the phrase "the end of the poem": the interpretation that centers on the "aim" or "function" of a poem, and the question of whether or not the end of the poem is the beginning of criticism. Irreverent, deeply learned, often funny, and always stimulating, The End of the Poem is a vigorous and accessible approach to looking at poetry anew.

Times and Seasons Rhymes and Reasons

Author : appleton schneider
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a collection of poetry from when I was seventeen and lost-love was so keen . . .to now that I am 72d but surely don't feel screwed, for with more beauty, whatever life's left, I'll be imbued! Hope you'll also be by reading me!!!

New Peterson Magazine

Author : Charles Jacobs Peterson
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