EMBROIDERY MAGIC ON PATTERNED FABRICS by Betty & Edith Martin Parker

EMBROIDERY MAGIC ON PATTERNED FABRICS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How to transform printed fabrics into ""instant heirlooms,"" or at least into hand-stitched variations: simply follow the outlines and fill in the shapes. It's cheaper than reupholstering, more efficient than starting from scratch, but is it attractive? Perhaps, but given here are instructions for specific items--varying in size from pin cushions to headboards--intended as inspiration for whatever the reader has, and the samples are disappointing. Some of the pieces seem more decorous than decorative while others such as a satin-edged blotter seem inappropriate altogether, and the effusive prose (""an apron is forever"") is a needle of a different sort.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Scribners