Matteo Pagano's "Fior di Virtu": A 16th Century Modelbuch (Paperback)

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Matteo Pagano's


Advances in printing technology during the 16th century ushered in an incredible array of printed needlework patterns. This collection of woodcuts are by Venetian publisher Matteo Pagano (1515-1588) as presented in his 1563 book. These 20 plates of charted patterns are reproduced from an 1880 reprint of the 16th century original in my private collection, and have been slightly enlarged for ease of use.

The classic borders and marvelously entwined repeating patterns from this early "modelbuch" can be easily adapted by modern needleworkers, and are a source of endless inspiration for creative embroiderers. Designs charted on graph paper are a universal language which can be translated into needlepoint, counted cross stitch, filet crochet and beadwork.

As with most antique needlework books, these charts do not include specific projects, color or stitching suggestions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798685279200
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 12th, 2020
Pages: 28
Language: English