Ecclesiastical Embroidery by Beryl Dean
by Beryl Dean
B. T. Batsford, The Bath Press, 1989, b/w photographs, illustrations and drawings throughout, paperback, ISBN 0713462523
Near Fine Condition, contact covered, previous owners details cut out of title page, un-creased spine (see photographs)
'Beryl Dean here addresses the widely acknowledged need for a vigorous approach to ecclesiastical embroidery with a lively text crammed full of ideas, yet leaving room for thought. Technical information on both Roman Catholic and Church of England usage supplements a wealth of practical detail. A brief historical survey and an explanation of symbolism precede chapters on goldwork, applique, laidwork, whitework and canvas work. The volume is completed by sections on figure subjects, lettering, heraldry, ceremonial embroidery and the making up and mounting of pieces.'