Have you ever wanted to create your own embroidery and crewel designs but have given up the idea just because you can't draw? This book contains over 500 patterns and designs from the finest Victorian source: just transfer the designs to cloth, select a color scheme, use your favorite stitches, and soon your very own personal "needle painting" will begin to form. The designs are classified according to type, from large motifs to borders, centers, corners, scenes, and more. A wide variety of flowers, sprays, and greenery is included, usually in various combinations: daisies, tulips, peonies, dahlias, cornflowers, poppy, wheat, and more. There are also butterflies, bluebirds, bumblebees, owls, dragonflies, and insects of all sorts. Plus, you'll find geometric designs, dramatic sunbursts, and unusual beasts.
Reprint of Designs and Patterns for Embroidery and Craftsmen, Dover Publications, 1974.