Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | May 19, 2015

    Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite: IMG Nine Funny Animal Videos That Will Help You Write Your Novel!



    If you thought watching funny animal videos was a bad habit, a time-sink, a distraction from writing your novel, well, you're probably right. But if... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      War of the Encyclopaedists

      Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite 9781476775425

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.50
Used Pamphlet
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Crafts- Dover Needlecraft

More copies of this ISBN

White Work (Dover Needlework)

by

White Work (Dover Needlework) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In dozens of countries and in hundreds of varieties, the venerable craft of white work has become a byword for the ultimate form of needlework elegance. Its 3,000-year history encompasses every conceivable form of garment and decorative linen, from peasant blouses to papal vestments and the bridal gowns of queens; it appears in many guises as the favored embroidery of needleworkers from Denmark to South Africa, from England to the Philippines.

Unfortunately, white work has frequently been neglected in the United States because of its underserved reputation as a difficult form of embroidery — the type of work that, as author Carter Houck states, is never seen "beyond the glass cases of a museum." In reality white work can be performed at all levels of expertise; even more important, Ms. Houck shows that superb results can be achieved without laborious practice and prodigious technique. From these pages white work emerges as a vibrant and continually evolving form of contemporary embroidery that is both beautiful in itself and valuable for its myriad uses.

Ms. Houck assumes no previous knowledge of white work and provides complete information on materials, pattern-transferring techniques, and instructions and diagrams for over 20 stitches: the simple chain stitch and running stitch; satin stitches and French knots; and more difficult "virtuoso" techniques like the Star and Shadow.

Following the instructions are 40 pages of magnificent patterns, including florals, repeats, abstract designs, spot and corner decorations in a wide variety of sizes and moods, and two complete sets of alphabets for use as monograms. For each design Ms. Houck has suggested a stitch or stitches that produce optimal effects. As a result, the book acts as a self-contained guide to white work that can transform blouses, cuffs, collars, scarves, place settings, curtains, or any embroidery medium into treasures of heirloom quality.

Synopsis:

Thorough guide to elegant form of contemporary embroidery, with illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. Magnificent florals, borders, alphabets, and more.

Synopsis:

This thorough guide to the elegant form of contemporary embroidery features illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. Includes magnificent florals, repeats and borders, two complete sets of alphabets, and more. A wonderful way to transform blouses, cuffs, collars, scarves, place settings, curtains, and more into treasures of heirloom quality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486236957
Editor:
Houck, Carter
Author:
Houck
Editor:
Houck, Carter
Author:
Houck, Carter
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Patterns
Subject:
Crafts
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
White work embroidery
Subject:
White work embroidery -- Patterns.
Subject:
Needlework - General
Subject:
Needlework - Embroidery
Subject:
white work techniques and patterns
Subject:
emboridery patterns
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint
Series Volume:
641
Publication Date:
19790131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 0.5 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Drawn Fabric Embroidery New Trade Paper $14.95
  2. Filet Crochet (Dover Needlework) Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. How to Do Beadwork New Trade Paper $6.95
  4. Treasury of Smocking Designs (Dover... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Unicorns Coloring Book (Coloring Books) New Trade Paper $3.99
  6. Garden Fairies Stained Glass... Sale Pamphlet $4.98

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Buildings » Religious
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Percussion
Education » Writing
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Dover Needlecraft
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Needlework

White Work (Dover Needlework) Used Pamphlet
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.50 In Stock
Product details 64 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486236957 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Thorough guide to elegant form of contemporary embroidery, with illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. Magnificent florals, borders, alphabets, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
This thorough guide to the elegant form of contemporary embroidery features illustrated instructions and patterns for 20 stitches, plus 188 embroidery patterns keyed to those stitches. Includes magnificent florals, repeats and borders, two complete sets of alphabets, and more. A wonderful way to transform blouses, cuffs, collars, scarves, place settings, curtains, and more into treasures of heirloom quality.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.