The Needlecraft Practical Journal of Embroidery Shading, 1st Series

The Needlecraft Practical Journal of Embroidery Shading, 1st Series
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Originally published in the 1900s by the Manchester School of Embroidery, The Needlecraft Practical Journal of Embroidery Shading (1st Series) contains 9 lessons and 8 standard examples on the art of embroidery shading.

Book Excerpt:

Needlework is essentially a handicraft, and it is a mistake to consider it entirely as an art. It is true that the modern needlework has long passed the stage of "Berlin wool work," but its high artistic pretensions have yet to be got over, and it has still to settle down into that state of modest, but beautiful needlework in which the gentlewomen of former generations took a pardonable pride. Embroidery begins and ends with the needle, in the most simple work where the stitch determines the character of the design, as in the most ambitious, where the design dictates the stitch, the one depends upon the other.

We shall endeavour in this journal to give our readers a clear and concise account of the art of "shading," a term which means, literally, the "art of making shadows," such art consisting in accurately arranging in shades in their true gradation in accordance with the laws of perspective.

Contents Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Our Nine Lessons
    • Embroidery Stitches
    • The Contrasting of Colours
    • Natural Floral Shading
    • Shading of the Conventional Form
    • Japanese Embroidery
    • Church Embroidery
    • Stitch Direction
    • Useful Hints
    • How to Wash and Iron Embroidery
  • Eight Standard Examples
    • The Conventional Pine
    • Conventional in the Open Ground Effect
    • The Rose
    • The Marguerite
    • The Sweet Pea
    • The Daffodil
    • The Pansy
    • The Poppy
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 16
Page Size: Letter (8.5" × 11")
Download Size: 27.1 MB
Product Code THE7FAYM69
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