The recent discovery of the Nowotny collection in Vienna contains an outstanding collection, which is unique both in the quantity of patterns and in the extraordinary quality.
This is the first book devoted entirely to the petit-point of Vienna of this era, including samplers, motifs, garlands, flowers, animals and landscapes.
Historical and stylistic accounts are given by the author and make an interesting read, as well as over 30 practical patterns, with threads list, so you can reproduce these historic designs. Beautiful colour photographs embellish this book, written with infectious style and enthusiasm by Rafaella Serena.
One copy only, in excellent new condition, hard cover with a dust jacket.