Good. Notable tearing, creasing, and wear to dust jacket. Marking, chipping, and discoloration on page edges. Some print stains to interior. Binding worn but strong, text and images clear. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
New. 9780713462524. This specific softcover book is in new condition with a cover that has sharp edges and corners and has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "This is a step-by-step guide to the intricacies of the execution of ecclesiastical embroidery and the creation of vestments for use within the Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish religions. It outlines the history of the art and symbolism and fully illustrates the processes."; 9.69 X 7.32 X 0.71 inches; 252 pages.
Very Good. Minor shelf wear, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. 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 moulting of pieces.
Beryl Dean's book is the classic source of ideas, information, patterns, and inspiration for needleworkers who wish to produce fine vestments and paraments for use in Christian liturgy. Well illustrated, it is the book any clergy person, altar guild, or avid needleworker should keep on hand. Although there are many very well disigned and made factory sets of vestments and hangings available, those created by skilled and knowledgeable designers and embroiderers, especially for the local worshiping community, can give something extra and very special to the celebration of the liturgy. I highly recommend this volume.
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