Saturday 1 March 2014

Broder Sans Compter - Embroidery Without Counting $60 £30 €40

I feel as though I am selling the family silver - but it would be good to get back in my room again without collapsing life-threatening ziggurats of books. So, I have decided it is time to say goodbye to some. It has been lovely knowing them and perhaps they can help someone else with their researches. This is a book in French which covers the history of embroidery from Alsace, between the 16th and 20th centuries.
Alsace is a historic border land between what is now France and Germany and has been the source of contention in conflicts between those two countries. The embroidery from the region is very distinct.
Although entitled Embroidery Without Counting, there are illustrations of counted patterns and samplers from the Musée des Arts décoratifs and Musée Alsacien de Strasbourg.
This now out of print book was issued by the Musées de Strasbourg for an exhibition held between 26 November 2004 and 7 March 2005. It is really beautiful. It is softback and has 136 pages and measures approximately 20cm x 24cm (8" x 10"). I am sorry this book is now sold.

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