A World Guide to Traditional Patterns
28.00 x 24.00 cm
508 Illustrations, 362 in colour
First published 2008
This beautifully illustrated book examines in detail the fascinating symbolism of embroidered motifs and embroidery patterns worldwide.
Each example – Chinese court embroidery or Japanese kimonos; Indian saris or Turkish textiles; Ghanaian banners or Moroccan cushion fabric; Native North American or Mexican needlework – bears its own distinctive designs. The global range is as astonishing as the variety of materials and motifs on display.
All aspects of embroidery are covered – fabrics, stitches, symbols, protective or decorative embroidery.
• Hundreds of colour photographs and drawings
• Dictionary of embroidery stitches
• Further reading
• Where to see collections
• How to collect embroidered textiles
This is an unrivalled guide for anyone interested in embroidery, textiles, costume or needlework crafts.