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Embroiderers (Medieval Craftsmen) Paperback – July 1, 1991

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Kay Staniland is Keeper of Costume and Textiles at the Museum of London

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Product Details

  • Series: Medieval Craftsmen
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2nd Revised edition edition (July 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802069150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802069153
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,596,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Litwin on June 26, 2001
If you're interested in Western Embroidery History (from about the first century to 1600), You NEED this book. It has superb pictures and excellent documentation. I can't praise this book enough. I highly recommend that everyone interested in the history of embroidery buy this book. It also includes directions for a few basic stiches as well as a glossary in the back.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Vittoria duSolie on August 8, 2004
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Perfect for Re-inactors especialy those in SCA, HMR, House of the Red Dragon, Adria, Lapis, and the 3 millon other medieval recreation groups. Details EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about how they did embrodry. Not everything was Blackwork, and missing 1 stich didn't ruin the whole project.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jessica B. Rupp on August 23, 1998
This was my first 'inspiration' book and I now can't get enough! Kay Staniland not only shows photo after wonderful photo of many diferent pieces, but there are often detail photos and description of how the technique of each was accomplished and it's subsequent changes during later years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Linda Pagliuco VINE VOICE on February 25, 2007
As a lifelong needleworker, I picked up this slim volume with interest. Ecclesiastical embroidery remains a living tradition in English churches, and historic pattern books can be found, but relatively little has been written about the history of the artists who have created the copes, bands, cushions, mitres, chasubles, and other incredible medieval pieces that can still be seen in various museums in the US and in Europe. Many of the patterns and techniques developed centuries ago continue to be used/adapted today. Embroiderers is a valuable resource for those interested in history, art, or embroidery today. Highly recommended, as are other titles in this Medieval Craftsmen series. (the photo of this book on Amazon is of the back cover.)
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