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Plastic canvaswork : projects for your home
Evans, Meg.
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Erratum slip inserted.

Includes index.
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TT778.C3 E93 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Plastic canvas is a modern material which offers the creative embroiderer endless possibilities for making three-dimensional and practical items for the home. Plastic canvas is rigid enough to hold its shape when handled, does not snag embroidery yarn and requires no hemming, making it particularly suitable for three-dimensional pieces. These advantages are exploited in the designs presented in this book.

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Booklist Review

Differences between the often confusing design styles of art nouveau and art deco will quickly become apparent by Hammet's choices of inspiration. Pure sinuousness and elegance define this very short time period between the two styles, around the turn of the century; Hammet also selects from the top art nouveau practitioners, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Alphonse Mucha, to shape her 80 designs. All groups are prefaced by a brief biography of the artist; patterns, charts, and graphs are then crammed into a few pages. Yet the designs surpass the allotted space--a Klimt gold and spiral frame, for example, is in itself a picture worth admiring. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Poster art Inspirationp. 12
Champagne Lady Picturep. 14
Celebration Cardp. 15
Asymmetrical Floral Designp. 19
Sunflower Table Matp. 20
Sunflower Coasterp. 22
Inspired by Persia and Peacocksp. 24
Bolster Cushionp. 26
Peacock Rugp. 27
Klimt Gold and Spiral Decorationp. 38
Spiralling Mirror Framep. 40
Decorative Pot Lidsp. 42
Art Nouveau Flowersp. 46
Iris, Tulip and Columbine Picturesp. 48
Tiffany's Decorative Glassp. 52
Bamboo, Blossom and Birds Work-boxp. 54
Blossom Pincushionp. 55
Lake Landscape Picturep. 58
Walter Crane's Flower Ladiesp. 62
The Daffodil Ladyp. 64
The Poppy Ladyp. 66
The Anemone Ladyp. 68
Landscape as Decorationp. 71
Voysey Landscape Clockp. 72
Patterns from Floral Foliosp. 76
Snowdrop Pillow Bandp. 78
Snowdrop Cushionp. 79
The Mackintosh Rosep. 82
Rose Cushionsp. 86
Rose Lady Picturep. 90
Rose Clockp. 90
Art is the Flower Picturep. 94
The White Rose and the Red Rosep. 96
The White Rose and the Red Rose Picturep. 98
Trinket Pot Lidsp. 99
Small Motifs for Design Ideasp. 104
Decorative Bordersp. 112
Basic Techniquesp. 119
Bibliographyp. 125
Suppliersp. 126
Acknowledgementsp. 127
Indexp. 128