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Dover Publishing is known for these excellent design books, this one is subtitled:
For Artists, Needleworkers and Craftspeople.
Quoting from the back cover:
"The combination of elegance and precision characteristics of Far Eastern art enriches this versatile collection of ready-to-use floral designs. Over 90 pages of black and white illustrations capture the graphic excellence of Oriental art in pratical full page designs and spot motifs, adaptable to a wide range of uses"
It goes on to say that all the designs (as in all the Dover Design books) are copy-right free. The motifs include Peonies, Wistaria, Lotus, Cherry asnd Plum Trees in full bloom, the traditional Bamboo, plus Birds, Insects and many border elements and designs.
These designs will be useful to anyone who designs thier own (or others) needlework, researching and finding these ideas is made much easier with them being collected here. There are so many choices.
This is a glossy cover paperbound book, originally published by Dover Publications. Copyrighted in 1985, I don't know when this exact copy was printed.
Oriental Floral Designs and Motifs is in excellent condition, almost new condition. There is a tiny bit of wear at the corners but otherwise, perfect.
I recently bought this collection of fine vintage and out-of-print needlework books from Carol Korman. Carol is, like me, very interested in Color and Color Theory. There are many excellent books on this among the books she sent me. Some of these books are very rare and unique.
Carol was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her Husband travelled the world as a Civil Engineer, they lived in 6 countries over 22 years. She studied Needlepoint and Embroidery all over the world.
On retirement she took classes at the EGA (Embroidery Guild of America) and ANG (American Needlepoint Guild). She became certified as a Needlework Judge for both EGA & ANG.
Carol went on the become a Master EGA Needlework Judge.
In 2000 Carol Korman became ANG Western Area Representative, she was president on ANG from 2006 to 2008.
Carol and her husband live in Texas, at 80 she still stitches. Carol and I both hope that her books add to your pleasure as you pursue Needlepoint