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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for learning about rugs and making them!, 9 July 1999
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This review is from: Oriental Carpets in Miniature: Charted Designs for Needlepoint or What You Will (Paperback)
I adore this book. While I have owned it for a few years, I have only recently begun to create some of the rugs featured in the book. In the interim, I've enjoyed reading the history of the rugs, looking at the beautiful pictures as well as appreciating the complexity of the designs.
Last but not least, I have also been grateful for Frank Cooper's attitude towards the projects. It is apparent that he does not expect you to slavishly follow his charts to the last detail. If you feel like making some color or design changes of your own, then go ahead. He certainly felt free to make changes as he worked the rugs (after charting them) and he tells the reader all about it in each write-up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the "I don't have a clue" to the "I know it all.", 4 Mar 1999
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This review is from: Oriental Carpets in Miniature: Charted Designs for Needlepoint or What You Will (Paperback)
This is a great book. It contains an introduction and history of weaving; contains how to instructions for stiches used; has over 24 charted designs which include Turkish, Caucasian and Persian rugs. Also contains full color photographs of completed rugs. I love this book because it provides everything from start to finish without having to go and find more information to get it done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love needlepoint & oriental rugs, don't miss this., 14 May 1999
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This review is from: Oriental Carpets in Miniature: Charted Designs for Needlepoint or What You Will (Paperback)
The beautiful pictures and detail of the designs in this book are incredible. Each example has been researched and the author has gone to great lengths to capture the colors and the feel of each rug. While the charts are small and hard to read, this is easily overcome by enlarging the pattern on a copy machine. A short but informative narrative is included with each rug example. I just love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - Detail is amazing, 19 Jun 2011
This review is from: Oriental Carpets in Miniature: Charted Designs for Needlepoint or What You Will (Paperback)
I have been looking for this book for ages.
The whole package of the history and the making of the original carpets and rugs and how Frank Cooper has arrived at the charted designs and colours is interesting and gives that extra something to the book. Often when existing designs, William Morris etc are charted they are dumbed down. Not here - the designs retain the detail and the flavour of the real antique carpets and rugs they have been taken from.
Frank gives an example of the canvas/fabric sizes that the designs can be made on, which shows the size impact on the design.
Yes the charts ideally need to be enlarged, bt this does enable a paper copy to be highlighted rather than the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful collection of regional designs, 6 Nov 1998
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This review is from: Oriental Carpets in Miniature: Charted Designs for Needlepoint or What You Will (Paperback)
a special way to own many rugs.
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