Wednesday 27 July 2011

Latest Glossary of Embroidery Stitches by Anne Wanner

I think I've already said that for many years I have admired the work of Anne Wanner of Switzerland, at the Textile Museum in St Gallen Switzerland and for her production of the Catalogue Muster und Zeichen there and also for the European Centre of Studies of Ancient Textiles.
In fact I shall going saying that forever. Anne has just completed with her latest volume the four part Glossary of Embroidery Stitches. This significan work provides a formal structure and classification of stitches by type. The work has text in English, French, German and Italian and is beautifully illustrated with detailed stitches and the work of old textiles seen from both sides. I cannot recommend this work more highly. Each part costs 12 Euros which can be paid via PayPal. To obtain a copy, please click here to email Anne Wanner direct.


  1. Ok, maybe I have a really short memory, but I've been reading NeedlePrint for a few years now, and don't remember this series.

    Would you mind doing a summary? The pages look SO thorough, and elegant! Is the whole 4 volumnes on stitch classification?

  2. Here is the link to the previous post for you
    And you can see more of the 4 volumes on Anna's website: