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A great, creative project book,
This review is from: Bargello: A Fresh Approach to Florentine Embroidery (Paperback)
Although in essence a project book, this is also clearly a book that intends to awaken the stitcher's own creativity. Interspersed between projects are double-page spread 'design boards' showing the inspiration by colour and theme for the ensuing projects in full colour photos and sketches, including cards wrapped with threads in co-ordinating colours as demonstration. It is a very effective way of demonstrating how ideas can be developed, and the usefulness of a creative notebook or sketchbook.
The projects further demonstrate the versatility of bargello in design, ranging from the relatively traditional to the simply innovative, wth refreshingly contemporary styling, and a good sense of colour. Each project is clearly charted individually, but an additional glossary of bargello patterns is also provided. Although not as comprehensive as Frances Salter's 'Bargello Book', I find it far more successful in terms of suggesting creative possibilities.
As project books go, this is a very good one, and I'm sad to see it is not currently available.