Embroidery from a Country Barn: 28 Stitching Ideas Combining Crewel Work, Applique and QuiltingHardback
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- Publisher: Allen & Unwin
- Format: Hardback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 214mm x 290mm x 16mm | 721g
- Publication date: 1 August 1994
- Publication City/Country: Sydney
- ISBN 10: 1863736190
- ISBN 13: 9781863736190
- Illustrations note: 50 colour photos, glossary, bibliog
A craft book of practical application which aims to help embroiderers of all ages and ability. Central to the book is the barn on the Bett property where the three authors meet regularly to stitch and dream up new projects. The projects are distinctive for their original use of vivid colours and varying textures and include designs for everyday items such as the strutting goose tea-cosy, the deer deer hot-water bottle cover, the Dr Wark shoe bag. There are also works with their origins in family history and the traditions of other countries such as the Dowager's wrap and the provencal-prompted garlanded antimacassar. Techniques such as crewel work, applique and box-making are used throughout and there are five quilts to stitch. Each project lists the materials required with step-by-step instructions, templates, and black and white illustrations.
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Table of contents
Helpful hints. Part 1 Kilims and Beyond: The Lurking Fox Seat Cover; The Leaping Hare Seat Cover; Fruit Tree Pheasants Stool; The Dear Deer Hot-Water Bottle Cover; The Strutting Goose Tea-Cosy; Painted Pony Satchel. Part 2 Provencal Prompted: The Garlanded Antimacassar; The Poultry Quilt; The Sunshine Quilt; The Sunflower Tablemats; Curtain Keepers; Rosie's Braided Cushion. Part 3 Treasures from the Tip: The Wild Rose Box; The Poppy Rose Footstool; The Carlton Quilt; The Blue Briar Brick. Part 4 Things Familiar to us: Gumnut Footstool; The Wattle Box Lid; The Dr Wark Shoe Bag; The Sunset Fly Reel Bag; Budgerigars for Babies. Part 5 The Dowager's Needlebook: The Red Cushion and Yellow Cushion; The Dowager's Wrap. Part 6 Amongst Friends: The Barwon Heads Quilt; The Retreat South Quilt; Stitch Glossary.