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Lagartera Embroidery & Stitches from Spain : South Australian Embroiderers Guild

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The almost forgotten technique of Lagartera Embroidery, reintroduced by the Embroiderers Guild of South Australia. This style of embroidery originates from the Spanish village of the same name. Lagartera is traditionally worked on even-weave linen in satin stitch and double running stitch. Both traditional designs and contemporary developments of these designs have been included, together with exquisite historical embroideries demonstrating the Lagartera technique. Those who have conquered most embroidery techniques will welcome this introduction to the delights of Lagartera, while the novice embroiderer will find small projects on which to test their newly discovered skills.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 212.3 x 280.9 x 7.9mm | 353.81g
  • Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Binda, Australia
  • English
  • 88 colour illustrations
  • 1863513086
  • 9781863513081
  • 281,401

Table of contents

Introduction. Historical notes. Preparing your fabric. Starting work. Lagartera stitches. Helpful hints. Lagartera projects: Alphabet sampler; Violet table runner; Chatelaine; Pin cushion; Scissor fob; Needle case; Small bag; Bookmark; Scissor fob; Box top; Table mat; Motif sampler; Carnations; Tile designs; Novelty designs, borders and edges. Finishing. Bibliography.show more

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Karenplatt.co.uk: The almost forgotten and overlooked Lagartera embroidery originated in Spain. Here it is deservedly brought to life again by the South Australian embroiderers' Guild. The embroidery is worked on even-weave linen in satin stitch and double running stitch. The book includes traditional designs and contemporary interpretations as well as historical pieces. Here you will find designs for samplers, pincushions, scissor fobs and borders and edges. There are over twenty designs to enjoy. An introduction and stitches helps beginners. The projects are well photographed with large line drawings and clear instructions. I really enjoyed this book - I have an affinity with Spain. The projects are a good mix and are easily adapted with a little inspiration. This 88-page book is the only one I have come across on the subject. It is well worth buying.show more

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