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Treasury of Smocking Designs (Dover Needlework)by Allyne S Holland
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Accomplished needleworkers will welcome this collection of 24 beautiful smocking patterns by the noted embroidery designer, plus clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams for dozens of lovely stitches. Make an exquisite yoke, a pocket for a favorite blouse, ornament pillows, evening purses, and countless other items. 68 black-and-white illustrations. 24 color illustrations on covers.
Two dozen patterns to enhance clothing, pillows, purses, and other special items. All designs shown in color on covers.
Smocking, an English peasant craft dating from the late 18th century, was originally used to adorn the traditional rural work chemise. During the late 1800s, this embroidery emerged in major fashion and pattern magazines and--a century later--is still popular. Today's needleworkers will welcome these 22 beautiful smocking patterns by noted designer Allyne Holland. Illustrated.
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