RUGS AND WALL HANGINGS by Maggie Lane

RUGS AND WALL HANGINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In her fourth volume on needlepoint, Maggie Lane again interprets traditional Chinese designs, tiffs time adapting them to the larger requirements of rugs and hangings. As before, the designs themselves--seven for rugs, five for panels--reflect an artist's care for the interplay of color and form on canvas and a discerning eye for background and border patterns. Although not intended for beginners, the instructions--for basketweave stitching, blocking, binding, lining, etc.--are clear, even emphatic, about the purposes for particular techniques; the refinements of much experimentation, they assure a more polished look in the completed work to compensate for the added effort. Elegant examples of ornamentation accompanied by unusually helpful instructions.

Pub Date: Nov. 30th, 1976
Publisher: Scribners