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Brazilian Embroidery is much mis-understood. Brazilian Embroidery is a highly textured, dimensional embroidery that uses a variety of stitches including knotted and cast-on stitches.
It usually has flowers or gardens as the theme of the design. Brazilian Embroidery is usually stitched using high-sheen rayon thread. It is called Brazilian because the rayon threads were very often manufactured there.
This is an incredibly rare book, the only other copy (besides mine) that I could find is for sale (on amazon) for $128.00 (when I last looked).
What I charge for rare (and used) books is based on what they cost me to buy. This book was expensive but not like that.
Maria A Freitas has written several books on Brazilian Embroidery. Some of them general knowledge books and some of them pattern books, one pattern per book (or booklet).
Primavera is one lovely garden border design. The only complete picture of the stitched, finished border is on the front and back covers. It begins on the front cover and wraps around to the back.
The book, inside is in full color. The drawn stitch diagrams are 3 color (not black, white and grayscale). Think of black, white and red, etc.
The directions are step-by-step, each flower and it's base greenery described and shown on it's own.
Primavera begins with the tools and materials needed, then a few pages of the basic stitches.
Brazilian Embroidery is mostly shown stitched on cloth of some sort but I believe, after reading this book, that it could be adapted to needlepoint canvas.
I hope to be able to list a few other of Maria A Freitas' books soon.
This is a glossy cover paperbound book (or booklet) with 30 pages. m Published by EdMar in 2005.
Primavera is in Very Good condition, except for a tiny bit of wear at the edges, it looks almost new.
I have shown, above and below, some examples of flowers stitched from this and similar books.