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Miniature Embroidery For The Victorian Dolls' House

With forty projects to choose from, miniaturists can complete their nineteenth-century-style dollhouses in authentic detail. Featuring clear instructions and beautiful photographs, full-color charts and stitch diagrams, and, this inspiring collection uses a wide range of needlework techniques in miniature, including patchwork, canvaswork, cross stitch, surface embroidery, and simulated lacework, applique, and quilting. Most of the projects are based on existing examples or paintings from the period, and influences on design and decorative trends are discussed. Whether you are completing your doll house in the early or late Victorian, Edwardian, Arts and Crafts, or Art Nouveau style, you will enjoy making beautiful carpets, rugs, curtains, cushions, linens, screens, pictures as well as samplers, and other decorative items. Information on framing, transferring designs, bonding methods, coloring techniques, and finishing methods, as well as a handy, illustrated stitch glossary, complete this helpful resource. From an elegant parlor to a cozy bedroom, any doll house room can be enhanced using miniature embroidery. 192 pages, 83 color illus., 150 b/w illus., 8 1/4 x 10 7/8.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman (June 30, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1861080956

ISBN-13: 978-1861080950

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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After having read and created many projects from other books of this type, I have to say this is the best and most informative book up to date. The author not only shows us projects using many types of different needlework, she also explains the history behind them. Mostly this book is limited to the "Victorian" period, but it looks like she plans to produce other books along this line on other periods. Although I find this book especially to my liking, I don't think it is for everyone. Most of the projects are for the advanced needleworker with some very fine detailed oriented designs. There are patterns for using needlepoint, embroidery, quilting, netting and so on, and they consist of projects from rugs to quilts to curtains and small items. I can't wait for her next book to come out.

This is a great book for the miniature needleworker. It contains a wide variety of needlework types, projects and finishing techniques. I made a needlepoint rug from one of the patterns and was very pleased with the results. The patterns are printed a bit small so helpful if you can find a way to enlarge.

Nice patterns. Good instructions. Good photos.


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