Patterns Book Of Embroidery 1534 By Johan Schartzenberger

Patterns Book Of Embroidery 1534 By Johan Schartzenberger

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This Work Is A Reprint Of A Very Rare Facsimile Of Ein Formbuchlein Johan Schartzenberger Augsburg 1534, One Of The Earliest Pattern Studies, The Earliest Known To Be Cataloged Being Dated 1524. This Collection Was The First In A Series Of Facsimiles Of Works On Lace And Ornament Undertaken By Emmanuel Bocher, In Paris In 1882, A Period Of Intense Interest In The Revival Of The Needle Arts. These Pattern Books Were Originally Produced For The Ladies Within The Societies Higher Social Circles And Designed To Teach Sewing, Embroidery And Design. The Originals, Printed From Wood Blocks, Represented A Major Step In The Recording And Dissemination Of Designs. This Current Work Was A Departure From The Earlier Collections, Consisting Entirely Of Border Patterns As Appropriate For Silk And Gold Thread Embroidery And Applique With Inspiration From Organic Forms From Nature And Mythology.