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Florentine Embroidery is subtitled The Complete Guide to Working Florentine Stitches, From Choosing The Right Canvas To Blocking The Finished Embroidery with 50 Patterns to Stitch. (ok, I paraphrased a little)
The instructions are clear and comprehensive. Some of the motifs shown are similar to the ones most all these books have but a few are unique.
I used this book to help teach myself Bargello Needlepoint and I found it a good teacher.
I know there is quite a bit of confusion out there about the terms Bargello Needlepoint and Florentine Embroidery".
There really is no difference. Bargello has traditionally been called Florentine Embroidery due to it's roots in Florence, Italy.
It can be very confusing but I digress.
This is a excellent Bargello Needlepoint Book.
The pattern graphs are clear and easy to read, many of the pictures of the stitched samples are in color.
Ms Muller's book is not well known. it is a welcome addition to the very few great books about Bargello Needlepoint. Florentine Embroidery was first published in German in 1986. It was translated to English in 1989. First published in the USA by Lacis Group. It is a glossy cover paperbound book.
The translation seems to be well done, there is no awkwardness in the text.
I have several copiues of this book in stock. You will receive the best condition copy I have at the time of your order.