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Counted Thread Work by Giuliana Buonpadre

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A Fili Contati (Counted Thread Work) is the second volume in Giuliana Buonpadre's collection of ten books devoted to exquisite, traditional forms of Italian needlework.

This volume focuses on antique counted stitches and patterns used in Italian needlework for centuries. The book includes diagrams and images of finished projects for reference, to help the reader see how the stitches and stitch patterns can be combined into beautiful finished pieces.

The counted work and the satin stitching presented in this book is worked on even-weave (or very close to even-weave) linen and other fabrics. The techniques can be used to further embellish drawn thread work and reticello. Using this book, you can build a repertoire of stitches and patterns that are often used in ancient and contemporary Italian needlework.

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