Glorafilia: Impressionist Collection - Over 20 Needlepoint Projects Inspired by Famous Paintings

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9780091770051: Glorafilia: Impressionist Collection - Over 20 Needlepoint Projects Inspired by Famous Paintings

This collection contains more than 20 charted needlepoint projects inspired by famous Impressionist paintings. The artists' colours and subjects are recreated in rugs and cushions, belts and bags, and as pictures which can be framed in their own right. Monet's waterlilies are featured as cushions; a still life by Cezanne of jugs and dishes has been made into place mats; and one of Degas' dancers hangs on a wall. The designs are suitable for various levels of expertise. Each one is accompanied by an introductory text and a reproduction of the painting which was the original source of inspiration. There is also a detailed photograph to illustrate the actuial stitchery, plus a colour chart and instructions.

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Myshelf.com:I hope you have a large coffee table for this big, beautiful book; you will certainly spend many a happy hour leafing through it as you sip your Java! Large, lush and lovely you will spend even more happy hours stitching the items charted and admiring them.Divided into four seasons, this book contains charts for a good number of needlepoint projects requiring those old favorites woolen yarn and canvas. Each project features a large, full color chart, key for threads, luscious photograph of the finished work and quite a bit of information about the subject. You can read all about the various flowers and some of the creatures shown, as well as quotations from poetry, hints for gardeners and more photos of a beautiful home where the items are displayed. The four samplers are shown ringed with flowers of the season which looks just wonderful. You don't need much embroidery know-how either to complete these projects, which are surely just the thing to relax with during long winter evenings. One of those books which is likely to remain a firm favorite - just beautiful, and easy to use too.

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