I was asked if I could get these magazines in – and they are great! Nine editions of the Italian Drawn Thread magazine Punti a Giorno with clear, easy to understand diagrams. Text is in Italian.
The earlier magazines are in black and white with older style diagrams and are more instructional with photos of ideas using the stitches/techniques (issues 1-3). From issue 4 they are in full glorious colour – issue 4 has images of completed projects and the stitches used surrounding them – issue 5 changes style again and inspiration photos are in the front with instructions on how to do some of the techniques used in the back. From Issue 6 to 10 most of the photographed projects in the front have instructions in the back.
Note: These magazines are featuring drawn thread hemstitches in all their glory – using them not only for hems but for decoration. Where the object uses another technique – like reticella – that part of the project does not have instruction. The best example of this is my favourite piece – the table cloth on the cover of issue 9 – it does not include the instructions for the wide bands featured on the cover – only the narrower bands. Anything that does not have instructions though, usually has a clear enough photo for you to work it out if you already do this type of embroidery.
This is a really great series of magazines!