Saturday, 9 May 2009
There was a great vogue in the 18th century for stitching monochrome engravings taken out of illustrated books. Here is a free chart for you to download to try this for yourself. This is taken from John Newberry's book we saw earlier on this week - A Little Pretty Pocket Book - the first book expressly for children published in 1744. Margaret tells us that there is now a Newberry Medal awarded for children's literature. Try this in a shade-dyed dark grey - or if you would like to be very brave - ecru on a dark chocolate linen would look marvellous!
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 23:06