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The New Carolingian Modelbook

by Ianthé d'Averoigne

$24.95 / Outlaw Press / 1996

A softcover, 205 page fully illustrated emboidery book, the New Carolingian Modelbook shows almost 200 counted embroidery patterns taken directly from their original pre-1600 sources. Each full-page patterned illustration is easy to follow and includes a description of where the pattern was found and how the embroidery was used. Also included is 50 pages of historical appendices to help in recreating the patterns, including the types of colors and threads originally used and suggestions for modern substitutes. Also helpful is a stitching guide which illustrates how to sew these patterns for the beginner. Unfortunately, these appendices are placed at the end of the book along with the bibliography and comprehensive index, which makes it difficult to find and use. Otherwise, this pattern book is a must-have for those looking for period patterns to use in embroidery, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, or even knitting!

—Lady Kimberly

Click here to order:New Carolingian Modelbook: Counted Embroidery Patterns from before 1600



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