Monday, October 25, 2010

Punto Perugino - New Book

I love when things are waiting in the mail for me when I get home!

I told you about Punto Perugino or Perugian Embroidery in a previous post. This new book has a variety of patterns for tablerunners, table centres, placemats, curtains, cushions as well as some ideas for smaller items like bookmarks and scissor fobs.

As well as covering the Satin Stitch designs, there are a few other Counted Thread work borders and patterns all with step-by-step photos and graphed patterns. How to treat a mitred corner is also covered. A wonderful Drawn Thread work pattern is explained and there are several ideas of how it may be applied to different projects. The text is in Italian.

There are photos of some of the author's other embroidery works including an exquisite Macramé fringe and delicious Aemilia Ars needle lace though these projects are not explained in the text.

All diagrams and patterns are very clear and easy to understand without a need for knowledge of the Italian language. Everything is in full colour.

Elena at Italian Needlecrafts has this book available for purchase and you can see some of the inside pages that she has scanned to show you.

1 comment:

  1. Ciao. I just found your blog through Elisabetta ricami a mano and I must say it is very interesting.It's a real " miniera " of italian embrodery knowledge. I think I can learn more from your blog than from an italian one! Complimenti for all the information about embrodery! I suppose you are from italian parents, arent'you?? that I know you I will follow your blog daily. Ciao e piacere di averti incontrata.