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The subtitle for this book is a long one
"62 Original Patterns Inspired by or Adapted From a Range of Historical and Cultural Sources".
This is a rare book, a very rare book. A very, very rare book.
Well, that says it all. The author goes, briefly, into the history of Bargello and discusses the many names this kind of stitching is know by. That is always a confusion factor in Bargello Needlepoint, the many names.
The author has adapted designs that are traditionally done in other art forms (her words, not mine) to Bargello's vertical stitches.
A few of her sources are (again, her list)
New Zealand (Mairi) interwoven Reeds
Turkish Brickwork of the 13th Century
Egyptian Painting of the Vth Dynasty (don't ask me, I never did get Roman Numerals)
East African Woven Rafia circa 1700 from the Bushonga Tribe
European Designs of different centuries.
The directions seem complete, although there is no mention of mesh size, threads or thread amounts.
Each design is shown in full color in the center of the book. Some of them are handsome.
I suppose I would have to read the book carefully to get the full import of the author's claims....still it is an interesting book and there just aren't that many Bargello books out there.
This is a hard cover book with 144 pages. Published in 1973 by Doubleday.
This is the best condition copy of this book I have ever seen. That said it is in good condition. The dust jacket is worn, I have done some small repairs to it. The book inside is very good.
The picture shown is not this copy. This one is much better. I will update the picture as soon as I can.