Svenska Mönster för Konstväfnader och Broderier (Swedish Patterns for Art...)

    Svenska M&ouml;nster f&ouml;r Konstv&auml;fnader och Broderier <i>(Swedish Patterns for Art...)</i>
    Full title: Svenska Mönster för Konstväfnader och Broderier (Swedish Patterns for Art Weaves and Embroidery)
    Author: Jakob Kulle
    Details: Rediviva Publishing House, 2008. 9" x 6", paperback, 97pp.
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    This book is a goldmine of charted traditional patterns for several Swedish techniques including rosepath, opphämta, dukagång, rölakan, flossa, trensaflossa, halvkrabba, krabbasnår and monks belt. Originally published in 1892, this facsimile includes an English translation of the entire text. Some instruction is included for the weaving techniques and the book explains which charted patterns are appropriate for each technique. The 36 color plates are rich with beautiful colors and patterns, providing a feast for the eyes. Although mostly intended for weaving, many of these patterns could be used for embroidery as well. This book would be a good companion for Väv Skånska Allmogevävnader (Traditional Weaving Techniques of Southern Sweden), which presents detailed instruction for many of these weaves. The traditional use of these textiles is discussed in some detail, providing some fascinating turn-of-the-century reading. In English and Swedish.