The Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection

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Sally Milner Publishing, 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 - Overstock.com

At more than 400 pages...the book is a stunning coffee table book...as 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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About the author (2004)

Jane Nicholas is associate professor of Women s Studies at Lakehead University. She is the author of "The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, The Body, and Consumer Cul-ture in the 1920s" (2015) and the co-editor, with Patrizia Gentile, of "Contesting Body and Nation in Canadian History" (2013).

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