Folk Art Needlepoint

Folk Art Needlepoint

20 Projects Adapted From Objects in the American Folk Art Museum

Book - 2008
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With an eye to developing the best book for needle pointers attracted to folk art, Ruth Peltason has selected twenty objects from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, the country s leading museum in the field. This collaboration results in such appealing projects as a multicoloured belt taken from an 1890s log cabin quilt or a tote bag designed with hearts and hands based on love tokens cut in paper made in the mid-nineteenth century. Along with exquisite photographs of the pieces in room settings, Ruth Peltason provides delightful notes on the motifs and museum pieces that have inspired her as well as charming asides about decorating with your new needlepoint cushions, picture frames or even curtain tiebacks. Complete with a techniques and materials section to guide you through essentials such as needlepoint stitches, thread and canvas selection, and project preparation, Folk Art Needlepoint provides everything you need to make classic pieces come alive in your home as fresh, contemporary works of art.
Published: New York : Potter Craft, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307351807
Branch Call Number: 746.442 PEL
Characteristics: 143 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: American Folk Art Museum


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Jun 24, 2015

I gave this book a 3/5 because I personally wasn't interested in most of the projects, but it seems well written enough that someone who liked the projects better could find it a good book.
The book contains a wide variety of patterns, including a photo frame, belt, scissor case, pin cushion, glasses case, paperweight, curtain tie-back, door hanging, foot stool and draft catcher along with the bag and cushion patterns which it seems like everyone does!


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