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EMBROIDERY AND TAPESTRY WEAVING eBook


A PRACTICAL TEXTBOOK OF DESIGN AND WORKMANSHIP BY MRS ARCHIBALD CHRISTIE
WITH DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

Needlework is a splendid art in which English workers were especially famous.

This volume is an admirable introduction to this craft not only on the side of workmaship but also on the side of design.

The historical importance and development of the craft is also discussed in this book.

Most of the Illustrated design and stiches have been taken from original embroidery and tapestry.



This eBook includes 180+ B&W Illustrations

EMBROIDERY AND TAPESTRY eBook

PART I

EMBROIDERY

CHAPTER I

Introduction

CHAPTER II

TOOLS, APPLIANCES, AND MATERIALS

Needles—Scissors—Thimbles—Frames—Stand and Frame combined—Tambour Frame—Cord-making Appliance—Requisites for Transferring Patterns—Pricker—Knife—Spindle—Piercer—Materials suitable for Embroidering upon—Threads of all Kinds—Stones, Beads,

CHAPTER III

PATTERN DESIGNING

The Difficulties of Pattern Making—A Stock-in-Trade—Some Principles upon which Patterns are Built Up—Spacing-Out—Nature and Convention—Shading—Figure Work—Limitations—Colour

CHAPTER IV

STITCHES

Introduction—Chain Stitch—Zigzag Chain—Chequered Chain—Twisted Chain—Open Chain—Braid Stitch—Cable Chain—Knotted Chain—Split Stitch

CHAPTER V

STITCHES—continued

Satin Stitch—Long and Short Stitch—Stem Stitch—Overcast Stitch—Back Stitch—Buttonhole Stitch—Tailor's Buttonhole—Fancy Buttonhole Edgings—Flower in Open Buttonhole Stitch—Leaf in Close Buttonhole Stitches—Petal in Solid Buttonholing

CHAPTER VI

STITCHES—continued

Knots and Knot Stitches—Herring-bone Stitch—Feather Stitch—Basket Stitch—Fishbone Stitch—Cretan Stitch—Roumanian Stitch—Various Insertion Stitches—Picots

CHAPTER VII

CANVAS WORK AND STITCHES

Introduction—Samplers—Petit Point Pictures—Cross Stitch—Tent Stitch—Gobelin Stitch—Irish Stitch—Plait Stitch—Two-sided Italian Stitch—Holbein Stitch—Rococo Stitch

CHAPTER VIII

METHODS OF WORK

Couching—Braid Work—Laid Work—Applied Work—Inlaid Work—Patch Work

CHAPTER IX

METHODS OF WORK—continued

Quilting—Raised Work—Darning—Open Fillings—Darned Netting

CHAPTER X

Methods of work—continued

Drawn Thread Work—Hem Stitching—Simple Border Patterns—Darned Thread Patterns—Corners—Cut or Open Work—Various Methods of Refilling the Open Spaces

CHAPTER XI

EMBROIDERY WITH GOLD AND SILVER THREADS

Introduction—Materials—Precautions for the Prevention of Tarnish—Ancient Method of Couching—Its various Good Points—Description of Working Diagram—Working a Raised Bar—Examples of Patterns Employed in Old Work—Illustrations upon Draped Figures—Usual Method of Couching—Couching Patterns—Outline Work—Raised Work—The Use of Purls, Bullions,

CHAPTER XII

LETTERING, HERALDRY, AND EMBLEMS

The Uses of Lettering—Marking—Monograms—Heraldry—Emblems

CHAPTER XIII

THE GARNITURE OF WORK

Finishing off—Making up—Edges—Use of Cord-making Appliance—Cord Twisted by Hand—Knotted Cord—Fringes—Tassels—Knots

CHAPTER XIV

PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS

Transferring Patterns—Paste for Embroidery Purposes—Protection and Preservation of Work—Washing Embroidery—Prevention and Cure of Puckered Work—Points about the Thread—Dressing the Frame

PART II

TAPESTRY WEAVING

CHAPTER XV

Introduction

CHAPTER XVI

NECESSARY APPLIANCES AND MATERIALS

The Loom—Mirror—Bobbins and Needles—The Comb—Embroidery Frame treated as a Loom—Warp— Wools—Silk—Gold and Silver Thread

CHAPTER XVII

PREPARATIONS FOR WORK

Warping the Loom—Dressing the Coat-Stave—Tracing the Pattern upon the Threads

CHAPTER XVIII

THE TECHNIQUE OF WEAVING

Weaving—Commencing and Fastening Off—The Interlocking Stitch—Fine Drawing—Shading—Added After-stitches

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