Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Petits Cadeaux Brodés * £40 €60 $130 Shipping Included (New Zealand or Australia $145)

This is a French language hardbook book with 96 pages in perfect condition.
This book has 25 absolutely charming French-chic projects for stitched gifts
The projects vary in size, but all are achievable in a relatively short period of time
like these delightful miniature embellished sampler.
or dainty lavender bags and huswifs. The book has clear diagrams but the instructions are in French.

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Cartonnage Brodé * £40 €60 $130 Shipping Included (New Zealand or Australia $145)

This is a French language hardbook book with 96 pages in perfect condition.

It contains making istructions for 17 delightful cartonnage projects - that is fabric covered cardboard.
The projects range from boxes of all kinds for holding needlework items
to cartonnage baskets...
There are templates for all the shapes and the projects are fairly straightforward. But the instructions - which are clearly diagrammed - are in French.


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Monday, 28 July 2014

Muster & Zeichen * Samplers From St Gallen * £65 €100 $180 Including Shipping (Australia and New Zealand $190)


This important reference book and collector's item is the hard backed catalogue of the samplers in the famous textile collection at St Gallen Museum in Switzerland. 299 samplers are documented - many English 17th century samplers from the John Jacoby collection and 4 Vierlande samplers - some are in colour, some in black and white. Descriptions are in German and English.
Here you can see those fabulous Vierlande samplers.

And here are some sample pages for you to see the layout. The book size is approximately 20cm x 30 cm (8" x 12").

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SOLD Rouyer's Most Beautiful Old Motifs and Alphabets * £40 €60 $130 Shipping Included (Australia & New Zealand $140)

Maison Rouyer was very much like Sajou. Famous for its embroidery leporelli - those delightful little concertina pattern books. This book brings together the charts of Rouyer's best designs for you to use.
In new condition, this French-language hardback has 158 pages, which are full of decorative alphabets of all types and sizes for you to use on your special projects
many of these can be stitched just as they are, like samplers, and perhaps made into a stitched pattern book.
Thee are some polychrome designs, so not all monochrome
and many little ditsy motifs
embellishments
borders and friezes.