31 Pages. If you like Hedebo, cutwork, netting, drawnwork or lacemaking, the Carmela Testa books are definitely worth exploring. In this edition there are sections on Italian Cutwork, Point Lace, Point Needle Work, Knotted Cord, Netting, Filet Lace, Filet Crochet, Italian Hemstitching (and Punto Quadro), Italian Hemstitching with Clusters and Tassels. In addition to all of this, there are 15 pages of beautiful charted designs including religious symbols, several alphabets and whimsical patterns.
37 Pages. If you like Hedebo, cutwork, netting, drawnwork or lacemaking, the Carmela Testa books are definitely worth exploring. This edition goes deeper into some of the techniques of volume #1 and also teaches some new ones. There are instructions for Italian Cutwork, Deruta Work, Point Lace, Roman Cutwork, Point Needle Edge, Crocheted Edges, Filet Crochet, Punto Riccio, Punto Reale, Tassels and Venetian Point Lace. This edition also has 18 pages of beautiful charted designs for filet and lace patterns. Carmela Testa books are goldmines of ethinic Italian needlework!
15 Pages. The Testa collection of books are fountains of information of all varieties of Italian needlework. This smallest edition has wonderful large instructions of rare techniques such as Sardinian Filet Lace, Serpintine stitch (serpentina con punto riccio) and fancy Italian Drawn Stitches (Italian punti sfilati). A beautiful collection of techniques that will delight all needleworkers!
28 Pages. This wonderful fourth edition contains lovely illustrations and detailed instructions for Assisi Work or in Italian "Punto d'Assisi". This is a very old and beautiful form of embroidery that originated in Italy. There is also instruction in this book for drawn work and Italian Hemstitching. A wonderful and hard to find resource!
31 Pages. If you like Hedebo, cutwork, netting, drawnwork or lacemaking, the Carmela Testa books are definitely worth exploring. This edition explores the cutwork techniques of Square Block w/Open Stitch, Double Square Block w/Darning Stitch, Cluster Stitch w/Circles, Solid Stitch w/Reta (open work), Italian Hemstitching with Raised Work and Masaic Stitch. There are dozens of close up photos of this beautiful work. An excellent resource of ethnic Italian needlework!
32 Pages. Our Italian ancestors were amazing needle artists. This book is yet another in the spectacular Variety Series produced by Carmela Testa. In this edition are lovely illustrations and instruction for Florentine work and Cross Stitch In addition to this, there are also instructions in Italian Hemstitching and Deruta Work. The book is loaded with detailed instructions and profusely illustrated with several one of a kind finished projects. Stunning work!
31 Pages. A lovely edition of ethnic Italian needle work. In this edition there are stunning patterns for Italian Hemstitching. In addition to this there are also patterns for crocheted and knitted bedspreads and edgings. The mixture of Hemstitching and crochet is flawless in patterns such as table runners and luncheon sets. There are also a coupled of charted patterns for Ecclesiastical Designs. Truly a wealth of information here is large illustrations and extensive instructions to create them.