Stelle e bordure a reticello (Stars and Borders in Reticello) once again proposes coloured reticello patterns, on a less complex level than the two previous volumes. Here I provide instructions for embroidering a table runner in red on 15-thread raw linen, in which ten "stars" (squares) alternate with the same number of "borders" (rectangles), finished off with two embroidered triangles at either end. The same patterns are reinterpreted in the second section of the book, using different fabrics and threads.
Many of the projects shown, like the runner, were created by my French students.
The book is not so much about the difficulty of the patterns (which can be used in many embroidery contexts) as the variety of possible combinations, of fabric and colour, so it will be helpful to anyone who wishes to bring their own personal interpretations to reticello embroidery.
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Many years of experience and work on the design and execution of projects led me to publish Volume 8, Stelle e bordure a reticello (Stars and Borders in Reticello), again in album format (with 72 pages) and in three languages, to continue the theme of accessible reticello. After an introduction in which I explain where the "stars" in the title come from, I analyse - with much attention to the various steps - the structure and motifs (all different) of the ten stars and the borders which make up the runners featured in the first section of the book. Diagrams, drawings and scans provide the ideal counterpart to my descriptions, which are accompanied, as always, by the School of Stitches and - in the final section - variations of the stars in different colours and on different fabrics, embroidered by different students.