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This wonderful book is from The Peabody Essex Museum. The author is Pual Bradstreet Richter, Curator of Textiles & Costumes.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts (yiou can tell I am from there, I can spell it) with is on the ocean north of Boston.
Actually, Salem was not the site of the famous Salem Witch trials, that was really Danvers, next to it.
I don't think I have been to this museum but I now wish I had.
The book is based on an exhibition called Painted With Thread. Many of the wonderful things in the museum and the book were given, lent to or left to the museum by local families.
This is not a Learn-To book, it is about the many amazing designs and stitchers, over many years. There are many samplers includeing the strange desth embroideries.
There are chair and stool covers, clothing, framed pictures and of course pillows. All the pictures are in full color.
This is indeed a museum quality book, I could go on and on but nothing will replace seeing all these works of needleart.
Painted With Thread is a large, coffee table size book, it is paperbound with a matte cover. The book has 156 pages of heavy stock paper.
Published by The Peabody Essex Museum in 2001.