Book Giveaway: "Embroidered Textiles" by Sheila Paine
EMBROIDERED TEXTILES ARE EXTREMELY VARIED
The art of embroidery has been practiced for thousands of years. It is an embellishment that is applied with a huge range of fabrics, threads, designs, and uses. The global and historic choice of materials and designs is even more diversified than it is today. Decorative elements such as fish skin, bones, beetle wings, coins, mirrors, beads, and other more common items are often added for additional embellishment.
EXPLORE THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF EMBROIDERY
Embroidered Textiles: A World Guide to Traditional Patterns, the beautifully illustrated book by Sheila Paine, examines the history of this craft globally. She explores the symbolism of the motifs and patterns that give life to traditional textiles from around the world. The book provides fascinating reading, and also includes a glossary, dictionary of stitches, and information about public collections. For anyone interested in textiles, costumes, or the craft of embroidery, this is a must-have book.
WHAT TYPE OF EMBROIDERY DO YOU LOVE THE MOST?
Tell us what type of embroidery you love the most—either embroidery you enjoy stitching or embroidery you admire for its detail, design, etc. Simply leave your comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, Sunday, January 23—and you could win a copy of the book. The winner will be randomly-selected on Monday, January 24.