IL QUINTO LIBRO DEL PUNTO ANTICO

 
 
47,00 €
SKU: 655
Bruna Gubbini
IL QUINTO LIBRO DEL PUNTO ANTICO
San Giovanni in Persiceto (I) 2009, 130 pp., 29.7×21cm, paperback.
Text: Italian, English
 
 
The fifth volume in this popular series has just been published. And although they are all about punto antico, each of the 5 volumes is different. As in the other volumes, this book begins with a new and detailed description of some elements. This time they are flowers and leaves in satin stitch combined with bullion knots, motifs which can also be used on their own to decorate a cushion, a bag, or such. Sewn buttons, tassels and variously fine decorations for drawn thread work are also included.

The pattern section with its luxuriously decorated and impressive embroideries follows, once more including many designs for fine tablecloths as well as larger and smaller bags, often with very good illustrations of details of the embroidery. A successful design which appeals at once is a sampler with 28 different motifs for little flowers embroidered on white even-weave linen (15 threads/cm) in various shades of pale blue. It does not look very difficult, but would take a while and require a lot of patience.

The appendix contains the patterns for you to work, drawn on squared paper.

As always in this series, here too the photos are clear and the book is thoroughly attractively presented.