Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and Craftspeople by William Briggs & Co., Marion Nichols

By William Briggs & Co., Marion Nichols

Have you ever desired to create your individual embroidery and crewel designs yet have given up the assumption simply because you cannot draw? This booklet includes over 500 styles and designs from the best Victorian resource: simply move the designs to fabric, choose a colour scheme, use your favourite stitches, and shortly your personal own "needle portray" will start to form.

The designs are categorized in line with kind, from huge motifs to borders, facilities, corners, scenes, and extra. a wide selection of plant life, sprays, and greenery is incorporated, often in a number of mixtures: daisies, tulips, peonies, dahlias, cornflowers, poppy, wheat, and extra. There also are butterflies, bluebirds, bumblebees, owls, dragonflies, and bugs of every type. Plus, you can find geometric designs, dramatic sunbursts, and weird beasts.

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BASIC EMBROIDERY STITCHES ARRANGED BY USES Step 2. Make a tracing by putting a sheet of tracing paper over the design and drawing over each line with a lead pencil. We do not advise tracing directly from the book onto the fabric because the page might tear and render the designs on the overleaf page unusable. Step 3. Transfer the design. Place the cardboard on a flat surface; this not only protects the surface of the table from scarring under the pressure of the tracing wheel but also provides the firm padding under the fabric necessary to produce a smooth line.

In 1974. This Dover edition contains an introduction with instructions for transferring designs and a description of embroidery stitches by Marion Nichols. DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than ten in the same publication or project. Y. ) However, republication or reproduction of any illustration by any other graphic service, whether it be in a book or in any other design resource, is strictly prohibited.

After you have created several compositions from this material, you may find yourself in the enviable position of being able to design completely on your own, even though you may never have dreamed this possible! The Table of Contents of this volume is organized according to motif, size and shape, and suggested uses. We emphasize “suggested” because we hope you will feel free to use your own imagination in order to get the designs to work for you. This is primarily a sourcebook of designs and design ideas, and so we do not attempt to cover the fascinating intricacies of the craft itself, which are now well described in numerous publications.

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