Mountmellick Embroidery

Edited by Jules and Kaethe Kliot

Mountmellick Embroidery

This whitework embroidery technique is easily recognized by its bold, heavy stitches, the natural floral motifs, the absence of any openwork, the predominantly surface stitches, typically fringed edges, and the overall appearance of sculptured ivory. Traditionally worked with heavy knitting cotton on a heavy, firm cotton base, the finished work was very durable. A convent in the Irish town of Mountmellick is given credit for originating the technique in the early 19th century. This book is a facsimile of a late 19th century English needlework magazine giving complete instructions for executing this work.

Softbound, 98 pages

Price: $18.00