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The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon world: The Sacred and Secular Power of Embroidery (Ancient Textiles)

 (The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon world: The Sacred and Secular Power of Embroidery (Ancient)
This latest title in the highly successful Ancient Textiles series is the first substantial monograph-length historiography of early medieval embroideries and their context within the British Isles. The book brings together and analyses for the first time all 43 embroideries believed to have been made in the British Isles and Ireland in the early medieval period. New research carried out on those embroideries that are accessible today, involving the collection of technical data, stitch analysis, observations of condition and wear-marks and microscopic photography supplements a survey of existing published and archival sources. The research has been used to write, for the first time, the ‘story’ of embroidery, including what we can learn of its producers, their techniques, and the material functions and metaphorical meanings of embroidery within early medieval Anglo-Saxon society. The author presents embroideries as evidence for the evolution of embroidery production in Anglo-Saxon society, from a community-based activity based on the extended family, to organised workshops in urban settings employing standardised skill levels and as evidence of changing material use: from small amounts of fibres produced locally for specific projects to large batches brought in from a distan...

Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery: 278 Charts of Ancient Folk Embroideries from the Countries Along the Danube (English and German Edition)

 (Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery: 278 Charts of Ancient Folk Embroideries from the Countries Along the Danube (English and German)
Cover worn, page edges tanned. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.

Ancient Chinese Embroidery (Chinese Edition)

 (Ancient Chinese Embroidery (Chinese)
Embroidery is a kind of art that attaches humans design and productions to any existing fabrics with needle and thread. As one of the traditional Chinese handicrafts, embroidery has at least two or three years history. The Chinese embroidery consists of Suzhou Embroidery, Hunan Embroidery, Sichuan Embroidery and Guangdong embroidery. There are different embroidery skills, such as net embroidery, lock embroidery, plain embroidery, and shadow embroidery and so on. The usages of embroidery mainly include life and art decoration, such as clothes, the beddings, table cloth and so on.

時代錦繍古代人形,蒔絵物肉筆浮世繪展覧會:昭和十一年五月十二日,十三日,十四日 [An Exhibition of Period Embroidery, Ancient Dolls, Lacquer Ware, and Original Ukiyo-e Drawings; May 12-14, 1936]

 (時代錦繍古代人形,蒔絵物肉筆浮世繪展覧會:昭和十一年五月十二日,十三日,十四日 [An Exhibition of Period Embroidery, Ancient Dolls, Lacquer Ware, and Original Ukiyo-e Drawings; May 12-14,)

Church Embroidery: Ancient And Modern (1867)

 (Church Embroidery: Ancient And Modern)
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Exquisite Fabrics: Traditional Weaving and Embroidery Patterns in China

 (Exquisite Fabrics: Traditional Weaving and Embroidery Patterns in)
This authoritative collector's book is the largest collection of Chinese weaving and embroider patterns available. For more than twenty-five hundred years the patterns of Chinese silk textiles captured the imaginations of their beholders. The woven and embroidered designs catalogued in Exquisite Fabrics, a survey by Gao Chunming, combine consummate mechanical and technical skill with an aesthetic vision driven by the need to communicate the most important message of Chinese culture. This Chinese art book is a compilation of over one thousand Chinese traditional designs found in weaving and embroidery. Known as zhiwen or wen in ancient China, these traditional patterns are the products of brilliant artistic skills that have been passed down from one generation to the next. Available in a gorgeous slipcase, this book presents a wide and comprehensive range of classical design motifs that include: dragons phoenix birds auspicious animals floral patterns insects and fish figures religious allegorical

Elegant Medieval Iron-On Transfer Patterns (Dover Iron-On Transfer Patterns)

 (Elegant Medieval Iron-On Transfer Patterns (Dover Iron-On Transfer)
Artists and crafters seeking unusual and distinctive motifs will find a wealth of options in this treasury of iron-on transfer patterns based on medieval art. More than 150 decorative designs include adaptations of ancient original designs as well as new motifs inspired by movies and television shows such as Camelot and Game of Thrones.These designs include dragons, gargoyles, and other mythological creatures as well as whimsical animals, birds, faces, and other motifs. Ideal for use in an immense variety of arts and crafts projects ― from needlework and fabric painting to leathercraft and woodburning ― the patterns come with complete instructions for applying to cloth, wood, and other ink-absorbing surfaces.

Inspiration Kantha: Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asia’s Ancient Technique

 (Inspiration Kantha: Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asia’s Ancient)
Kanthas, embroidered fabrics traditionally created by the women of northern India and Bangladesh, capture culture, history, and stitching creativity in their layers of repurposed old cloth. This book reveals the beauty in kantha’s simplicity--it is based on simple running stitch--and offers step-by-step instructions that enable today’s textile artists to enjoy it. Kanthas were originally created from threadbare clothing to rejuvenate it. The used fabrics were layered, then embellished with motifs and themes from nature, everyday life, and spirituality. This guide leads you through the layering of fabrics, transfer of imagery, and the stitching itself. There are handy motif patterns, instructions on how to begin a personal kantha reference library, and more. Both simple and complex projects, appealing to beginners and expert stitchers, get you started, and a colorful gallery of kantha work is included to inspire you.

Woman Ancient Pure Silk Printing Embroidery Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Prom Evening Dress(Small,Flower Color)

 (Woman Ancient Pure Silk Printing Embroidery Cheongsam Chinese Qipao Prom Evening Dress(Small,Flower)

Church Embroidery - Ancient and Modern - Practically Illustrated

Ancient Embroidery (Church Embroidery - Ancient and Modern - Practically)

Church Embroidery : Ancient and Modern (1867)

Ancient Embroidery (Church Embroidery : Ancient and Modern)

Ancient Russian Ecclesiastical Embroideries

Ancient Embroidery (Ancient Russian Ecclesiastical)
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