The Armoury of the Moscow Kremlin. Moscow: Sovetskii khudozhnik,
The must have item for the serious Russophile with a mixture of period and post-period artifacts from the pinnacle of artifact resources in Russia. The primary period resource for Russian artifacts (as yet) with Russian subtitles.
Bourdet, Pierre and Bernard Gomond. La Passenentrie. 1981. [MSR]
Entirely in French but contains very clear photos and drawings for corded designs. Useful for anyone doing Eastern European, Russian, or Ukrainian costuming or clothing accessories. Vital for the serious costumer in these areas.
Charted Folk Designs for Cross-Stitch Embroidery. Edited by Andreas Foris. New York: Dover Books, 1975. [KCh]
Charted Peasant Designs from Saxon Transylvania. Edited by Heinz Edgar Kiewe. New York: Dover Books, 1977. [EM, KA, KCh]
Dawson, Barbara. The Technique of Metal Thread Embroidery. London: B.T. Batsford, Ltd, 1985. [SEO]
Early Russian Embroidery. Moscow: Sovetskaia Rossiia Publishers,
Museum catalog from Zagorsk in Russian and English, mostly liturgical but pretty.
Edwards, Joan. Bead Embroidery. New York: Taplinger Publishing,1967. [SEO]
Forg, Carola. Traditional Motifs for Needlework and Knitting.Asheville NC: Lark
Books, 1992. [EM]
250+ traditional European patterns in chart form, primarily15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Originally published in Germany in 1878by German Trade Museum from items in their collection, including patternspreviously published in 1523 and 1597.
Gostelow, Mary. Embroidery of All Russia. New York: Charles
Scribner'sSons, 1977. [MSR]
Includes color and b/w photos of period tapestries. Goodoverview of the origins and background of embroidery techniques. Uses 19th-20thcentury artifacts.
Grabowicz, Oksana. Traditional Designs in
Ukranian Textiles.New York: The Ukranian Museum, 1977. [EM]
Exhibit catalog - embroidery examples and nice pattern breakdownsfor the garments.
Hungarian Folk Designs for Embroiderers and Craftsman.
New York:Dover Books, 1980. [KA]
Modern freehand designs in black ink. No indication of colorschemes.
Keramov, Lyatif. Folk Designs from the Caucasus. New York: Dover
Books, 1974. [KA]
Taken from The Azaerbaijani Carpet.
Klimova, Nina T. Folk Embroidery of the USSR. New York: Van Norstand
Reinhold Co., 1981.
Good instruction but no photos (and just one drawing) of period examples.
Kmit, Ann, Johanna Luciow, and Loretta Luciow. Ukranian Embroidery. Minneapolis: Ukranian Gift Shop, 1984. [EM, SEO, KCh]
Maslova, G. S. Ornament russkoi narodnoi vyshivki kak istoriko-etnograficheskii
istochnik [The Ornament of Russian Folk Embroidery As A Historico-Ethnographic
Source]. Moscow: Nauka, 1978.
Nice pictures, starts in 18th century. Includes headpiece details.
Manushina, T. Early Russian Embroidery in the Zagorsk Museum Collection.
Moscow, 1983. [MSR]
Excellent period source with closeup pictures showing stitches and fabric used. Shows a wide variety of pearled borders. Primary documentation resource with English subtitles and background per picture.
Moshinsky, Oksana. The Book of Ukrainian Embroideries. Cleveland: "Chwyli Dnistra," 1980. [KCh]
Naiasova, N. A. Old Russian Embroidery. Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1969.
O'Neill, Tania Diakiw. Ukranian Embroidery Techniques. Mountaintop
PA: Sto Publications, 1984. [EM]
Excellent details and technique outlines.
Shirin, A. N. Drevnerusskoe shite. 1963. [MSR]
Entirely in Russian but shows many border designs useful for costumers, embroiderers, and scribes. Color and B/W photos of period museum pieces from six inches and less. Primary documentation.
Specimen Embroideries of the Peasant Home Industry in the Bucovina. Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada, 1974. [KCh]
Yefimova, L. V. and R. M. Belogorskaya. Russian Embroidery and Lace.
London: Thames and Hudson, 1987. [SEO]
English translation of Russkaia vyshivka i kruzhevo, 2nd Ed. (Moscow: Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo, 1985). The embroidery section goes back all the way to 12th century but mostly only tapestries until 17th century. Good pictures taken from O'GIM [The State Historical Museum].