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Embroidery For All 1960’s Vintage Ideas

October 18, 2010

I came across a book the other day in a local second hand shop by Constance Howard

called ‘ Inspiration For Embroidery ‘ and thought it was something worth sharing.

There’s a great range of ideas explored throughout and ways to sketch and

gather information as well as a lot of example photographs of embroidered work.

Published in 1966 by B T Batsford Ltd, it’s a 240 page book that’s well worth a look.

I know Constance has published at least another three books ‘Design For Embroidery ‘,

‘ Embroidery And Colour ‘and her ‘ Book of Stitches’.  I’ve not seen the others,

but they do tend to pop up online, very reasonably priced, from time to time.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. ssarahlou permalink
    October 18, 2010 7:53 pm

    The feather page is very inspiring.

    • October 18, 2010 9:04 pm

      Some good drawing ideas all round. Good to hear you’re inspired.

  2. October 19, 2010 7:20 am

    It is interesting how designs and ideas that a few years ago would have been very dated are current again!

    • October 19, 2010 3:54 pm

      Yes I often wonder if anyone has done a study to see what time period lapses before an older era’s style, becomes the new trend. The 50’s and 60’s feel seems to be pretty much everywhere just now.

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