The cross-stitch designs of the Transylvanian Saxon peasants are among the most fascinating embroideries in existence. This collection of 195 charted designs, originally collected prior to World War I by Emil Sigerus, is an invaluable source of unusual and interesting ideas. Originally for cross-stitch embroidery, these charted designs can easily be used for needlepoint, Fair Isle knitting, rug-hooking, or even for woodwork, painting, and mosaics. These ornate, highly stylized designs cover a range of moods and historical epochs, from the medieval (mounted knights, falconers, winged horses, dragons, gryphons) to the strikingly modern (abstract designs, unusual geometric forms, florals) and range in complexity from simple patterns composed of a few lines to very intricate symmetrical designs. Charted Peasant Designs from Saxon Transylvania is a truly unique source of inspiration, one that will certainly add depth and inspiration to every craft library!