This book is a visual feast for anyone with an interest in fine whitework embroidery. It provides a brief text (in Italian) charting the history of whitework handkerchiefs. More importantly, it catalogues the unique handkerchief collection of the author. The beautifully photographed images illustrate Damiano’s unique collection of the most stunning antique handkerchiefs in both hand embroidery and lace. This is a fabulous resource for design, historical study and stitch/technique ideas. There are also a selection of design motifs taken from the handkerchiefs, together with alphabets, for tracing to create your own pieces.