Patchwork and Quilting Books

Osler, Dorothy: Merehurst Embroidery Skills - Quilting (11212)

Merehurst reprint 1992
square format 4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar dustwrapper M/VG++ 585 gms
(Order reference 11212).

This practical and inspirational book examines the centuries~old craft of quilting. In recent years, quilting has tended to be regarded as simply a subsidiary skill to patchwork and appliqué. Now, an increasing number of needlewomen have recognized that quilting is a highly subtle art form, capable of producing a truly beautiful blend of pattern and texture.

After a brief look at the historical background, the author, who is a leading authority on the subject, describes the basic materials and skills that are required. She then shows to quilt by hand or machine.

Next, the intricacies of pattern and design are investigated, and Dorothy Osler shows clearly how to make both motifs and filler patterns, and how to combine them to produce a truly satisfying work of art. She finishes with a look at some of the special effects with which modern quilt artists are experimenting.

Of great value both to beginners and to those who would like to improve their skills, the book is fully illustrated in colour, with step~by~step photographs to show techniques. It also contains many examples of quilts~ traditional and modern~ that explain why quilting is now enjoying a revival of popularity.