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The subtitle to this interesting looking book is
*A Creative Approach to Canvas Embroidery*
The Liberated Canvas was published in Cape Town, South Africa so, of course, Canvas Embroidery means Needlepoint.
This is a rare book, it is so rare I doubt many people even know of it. I was drawn by the title, so I ordered it...knowing nothing about it, as usual.
very hard to find, very rare and very expensive. I dislike this as much as you do.
It was also expensive, sorry.
After looking through this book some more I went back to check the publication date. This is an unusual book full of very creative ideas, things not generally seen in the stitchery books published for the "market"
It was published in 1995.
I could list the chapters but they sound ordinary. However, there are a few clues that this book is a little different.
One chapter is called Changing The Canvas with it's 2 sub-headings Free Machining and Machining on Rug Canvas.
In Chapter 4, under Threads, Yarns and Textures there is a sub-chapter called Dying Your Own Threads. Another called Wrapping.
Chapter 6 might be the best, it is
INSPIRATION + EXPERIMENTATION = LIBERATION.
There are the basics, canvas, equipment and such then we get into the recommended stitches, shown in full color in easy to read graphs.
Ok, I don't want to give too much away but the projects and designs are incredible. Very creative. These would quickly become very personal, to you.
There is a fair amount of Bargello in here. Bargello patterns and Bargello mixed with other *stuff*.
Unusual & creative barely covers it here. There is even a bibliography for further reading on the last page.
This is a glossy cover paperbound book, published by Triple T Publishing in Cape Town, South Africa in 1995. It has 64 pages
The Liberated Canvas is in very good condition. The edges are barely worn and the spine looks like the book has not been opened very much The pages are heavy matte finish paper, showing the all color pictures to their best advantage. This copy is the best condition of this book I have ever seen.