The Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection

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Sally Milner Publishing Pty, Limited, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 432 pages
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For the ancient Egyptians the beetle symbolized life, rebirth, and immortality, and for centuries, artisans have used the scarab motif to adorn everything from textiles and jewelry to the tombs of kings. This definitive collection of beetle-themed designs offers instructions for using the 17th century art of raised stumpwork embroidery, the metallic threads of goldwork, and glittering beadwork to create lifelike designs. Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations will teach embroiderers all about the craft: tools and equipment needed, special beading techniques, creating dimensional designs with appliqué, mounting their images, and more.

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Very detailed book, wonderful!

User Review  - kls1954 -

At more than 400 pages...the book is a stunning coffee table well as being a very detailed study on stumpwork. The stitching on the beetles is so life-like, you'd be afraid to touch them! It ... Read full review

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Absolutely gorgeous stumpwork of insects. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Jane Nicholas is an associate professor in the Department of Women's Studies at Lakehead University.

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