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Sardinian Knot Stitch

Author : Gioja Ralui
ISBN : 1500158054
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Based on personal experience, the authors present a book for those who approach this traditional Sardinian embroidery for the first time. Every aspect for the realization of a piece of embroidery done in Sardinian Knot Stitch is clearly illustrated with the aid of diagrams, photographs and instructions. In addition to the preface which outlines the origins and traditional uses of this stitch, the principal motifs and borders used on stitched pieces are also detailed with their names in both Sardinian and English. A few "non-traditional" projects are proposed which are simple to implement and complete with instructions and diagrams that will help to perfect the execution of the work. Sardinian Knot Stitch aims to be the first comprehensive manual of its kind on this traditional Sardinian embroidery technique.

Sardinian Knotted Embroidery

Author : Yvette Stanton
ISBN : 0975767763
Genre : Embroidery
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Learn the art of Punt 'e Nu, a style of knotted whitework embroidery from Teulada, Sardinia, with this step-by-step manual from whitework specialist, Yvette Stanton. This beautiful embroidery features stunning white on white texture and pattern with its geometric knotted patterns of traditional motifs.
Category: Embroidery

Under A Sardinian Sky

Author : Sara Alexander
ISBN : 9781496706379
Genre : Fiction
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“A beautifully told story about one woman’s determination to exorcise the sorrows of her family’s past. It brought tears to my eyes more than once—always a good sign. I look forward to reading more novels by Sara Alexander.” —Holly Chamberlin, author of Home for the Summer Set against the beautiful backdrop of post-World War II Sardinia, Sara Alexander’s evocative novel is a sweeping story of star-crossed romance between an American lieutenant and a local girl. Sometimes a family’s deepest silences hide the most important secrets. For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family’s Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it’s time to learn the truth. In 1952, Simius is a busy Sardinian town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer’s daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area’s wealthiest family. Everyone agrees it’s a good match. But Carmela’s growing doubts about Franco’s possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh. Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families. As Mina follows the threads of Carmela’s life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice, and extraordinary love. “Like Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, Sara Alexander’s Under A Sardinian Sky will dazzle you with its glittering descriptions of the Mediterranean island, its exquisite culinary treasures, and authentic, beautiful people. But it is the heroine Carmela’s courage and heartbreaking choices that will leave you the most enchanted and racing through the novel to learn her extraordinary fate.” —Rosanna Chiofalo, author of Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop
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Anchor Manual Of Needlework

Author : Batsford (B.T.) ltd., London
ISBN : WISC:89031170640
Genre : Embroidery
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Category: Embroidery

A Dictionary Of Lace

Author : Pat Earnshaw
ISBN : 9780486404820
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Handy reference of more than 400 lace-related terms (Florentine knots, lappets, spangles, reticella, honiton, Tuscan filet, etc.) plus discussions of the origin, nomenclature, dating, and development of more controversial lace forms. Over 250 illustrations depict such lovely creations as Queen Victoria's wedding veil and the bridal tulle worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Technique Of Needlepoint Lace

Author : Nenia Lovesey
ISBN : CORNELL:31924052002627
Genre : Art
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An informative history of and introduction to the delicate traditional art of needlepoint lace features pictures, diagrams, and descriptions of necessary tools, and a convenient list of suppliers
Category: Art

The Fairchild Books Dictionary Of Textiles

Author : Phyllis G. Tortora
ISBN : 9781609015350
Genre : Business & Economics
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An essential reference for students and professionals involved in the textile industry.
Category: Business & Economics

Knight S American Mechanical Dictionary

Author : E.H. Knight
ISBN : 9785872293163
Genre : History
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Knight's American mechanical dictionary being a description of tools, instruments, machines, processes, and engineering history of inventions general technological vocabulary and digest of mechanical appliances in science and the arts
Category: History