THE MARGARET BOYLES BOOK OF NEEDLE ART by Margaret Boyles
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THE MARGARET BOYLES BOOK OF NEEDLE ART

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Conceived as a sampler and demonstrating a strong sense of design, Boyles' projects for Bargello, needlepoint, and embroidery are meticulously worked. The Florentine Flame pieces vary from an eyeglass case to a complete wing chair and include a Queen Anne desk chair finished in summery-sweet pastels; all the pieces show subtle color blending and understated contrasts, and the close-ups reveal how a combination of long and short stitches changes the texture. The needlepoint pieces, less exceptional, include exercise sandals and a pansy picture but Boyles' artistry is most dearly seen in the embroidery--a gracefully executed flower picture or a white on white drawstring pouch. Especially good for beginners because of the full-color charts and diagrams, this is a notable collection.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1978
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich