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By Caroline Zoob

ISBN-10: 0062250043

ISBN-13: 9780062250049

Caroline Zoob's Hand-Stitched domestic comprises greater than twenty extraordinary and stylish embroidery designs for the house, together with elaborations for eating chair covers, mattress linens, window remedies, seat cushions, and more.

Attention to simplicity and calm is what makes Caroline Zoob essentially the most gifted and inventive designers in embroidery. Her paintings is totally exact and during this ebook she stocks her inspirations and techniques.

The versatile technique of Hand-Stitched domestic permits the reader to accomplish the whole tasks and discover diversified stitches and inspirations to create thoroughly own and unique items. The ebook additionally comprises precise directions for the entire initiatives, together with distinctive needlework tools the writer has devised herself.

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Both are white; but both engraved so as to look thoroughly round. 54. All the other great chiaroscurists whom I named to you— Reynolds, Velasquez, and Titian—approached their shadow also on the safe side—from Venice: they always think of color first. But Turner had to work his way out of the dark Greek school up to Venice; he always thinks of his shadow first; and it held him in some degree fatally to the end. Those pictures which you all laughed at were not what you fancied, mad endeavors for color; they were agonizing Greek efforts to get light.

The other is a mythological subject of deeper meaning, the death of Procris. [Footnote 13: Ovid, “Metamorphoses, “ XI. 769. ] 43 Lectures on Landscape ÆSACUS AND HESPERIE. From the painting by Turner. 94. I just now referred to the landscape by John Bellini in the National Gallery as one of the six best existing of the purist school, being wholly felicitous and enjoyable. In the foreground of it indeed is the martyrdom of Peter Martyr; but John Bellini looks upon that as an entirely cheerful and pleasing incident; it does not disturb or even surprise him, much less displease in the slightest degree.

The large letter contains, indeed, entirely feeble and ill-drawn figures: that is merely childish and failing work of an inferior hand; it is not characteristic of Gothic, or any other school. But this peacock, being drawn with intense delight in blue, on gold, and getting character of peacock in the general sharp outline, instead of—as Rubens’ peacocks—in black shadow, is distinctively Gothic of fine style. 85. I wish you therefore to begin your study of natural history and landscape by discerning the simple outlines and the pleasant colors of things; and to rest in them as long as you can.

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