Author: Prebenna, David
Publisher: Sedgewood Press
Year Published: 1987
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Just as the samplers made by previous generations have been handed down through the years, now you can create a treasture of lasting value for our family from the designs in A Signature in Time.
A Signature in Time presents a gallery of the finest sampler designs selected from the works of The Vanessa-Ann Collection's designers. Their interpretations of the familiar components borders and alphabets, designs and sayings have produced fresh, expertly styled designs. They have used the full variety of fabrics and the spectrum of floss colours available today. In these thirty-four pieces are numerous techniques and detailed instructions to guide you through the creation of each sampler. As in traditional samplers, cross-stitch is the method used most often, but you will also find samples of beadwork, candlewicking, ribbon work, chicken-scratc, and embroidery.
Choose from samplers for birth announcements, wedding records, housewarmings, or personalized gifts for relatives and friends. One sampler integrates the names of several generations of one family into a family tree. Another project is a replica of a nineteenth-century alphabet sampler.
The rich, warm, deep colours of the vegetable still-life truly showcase a stitcher's skills. Three unique Christmas designs are too lovely to put away at season's end!
The photographs, set in delicate, hand-drawn pen-and-ink borders, will entice you with the beauty of the fabrics and flosses. This book is certain to be one of the best collections of samplers available to the contemportary needleworker. A Signature in TIme is a celebration of art, literature, and history through needlework.
In Store Location: Bookcase 19 - DIY / Crafting,