Applique Stitchery by Jean Ray Laury is a 135-page hardcover published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1966. The dust jacket has some closed tears and shelf wear. The book is tightly bound with crisp and clean pages with the exception of a small smudge on the front end paper. The condition is very good.
Applique stitchery, a personal, charming, and vital art form, is the surface attachment of one fabric to another by various means of sewing and embroidery. This handsome book shows the reader, step-by-step, how to design and make unique and beautiful works of decorative art. Pillows, dolls, upholstery, rugs, quilts, coverlets, headboards, flags, banners, book covers, tote bags, wall hangings, and tableware all lend themselves to applique stitchery. The only requirements are a few basic techniques, readily available materials, and an awareness of the almost unlimited possibilities of creative stitchery.
The clear and definitive text includes sections on the sources of ideas, the elements of design and color, the selection of suitable materials, the basic applique and embroidery stitches, and many beginning projects with directions for hand- and machine-sewn applique techniques. The book is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, many of which are in color.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-24542