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Embroiderer's and Quilter's Sourcebook by Angela Thompson is a comprehensive book which is intended as a reference source for the recreational embroiderer and the textile student. The greater part of this book is based on the collection of worldwide textiles including lace, patchwork, baby-gowns and Victorian embroidery.


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Cover Embroiderer's and Quilter's Sourcebook

Embroiderer's and Quilter's Sourcebook

Author: Angela Thompson
Pages: 320
Page size: 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Publisher: Chrysallis Books Group
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4HG0325
Weight: 2.5lb

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A dazzling variety of styles is included in this much-needed overview of historical and world textiles. An array of techniques is illustrated, from patchwork, quilting, appliqué, beadwork, counted thread and free stitch to goldwork and metal thread, whitework, smocking and machine embroidery. There are even sections on tassels, edges and three-dimensional work.

The textiles featured in each section appear in chronological order from the 17th to the 21st centuries, giving the reader a fascinating historic overview of the technique's development, from its origins to the modern form we know today.

The book is also a unique cultural reference, providing a captivating insight into textiles from every corner of the globe, with sumptuous fabrics, materials and methods typical of a range of countries. From the heavily beaded headdresses of Pakistan, through the bright, eye-catching tassels seen in Thai temples to 1930s British appliqué, each exquisite piece reflects the rich cultural heritage from which it originates.

Hundreds of textile images and a range of motifs, from animals to landscapes and from plants to patterns, are included, while a comprehensive index ensures the reader makes the most of a wonderful sourcebook.

An essential addition to the library of all embroideries, quilters or anyone interested in collecting, making and designing textiles.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Appliqué 8
Beadwork 30
Counted Thread 64
Free Stitch 96
Goldwork 150
Machine Embroidery 182
Patchwork 200
Quilting and Padded Work 218
Smocking 248
Tassels and Fringes 258
Whitework 282
Acknowledgments 306
Bibliography 308
Index 314
Photography Credits 320

Hand Applique (China)
Hand Appliqué (China)


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Padded Works

Quiklting and Padded WorkSmocking Example

Quilted and Smocking Example

PatchworkMachine Embroidery

Patchwork and Machine Embroidery

Japanese GoldworkFree Stitch (Central American)

Japanese Goldwork and Free Stitch (Central American)

Beadwork (North American)Beadwork (European)

Beadwork (North American) and Beadwork (European)



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