PAINE, Sheila. American, b. 1929. Genres: History, Crafts. Career: Writer and lecturer on international embroidery traditions. Has conducted research on embroidery in Western Europe, Russia, East Africa, Egypt, Israel, India, Mexico, United States, and other countries. Publications: Chikan Embroidery: The Floral Whitework of India, 1989; Embroidered Textiles: Traditional Patterns from Five Continents, 1990; The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad, 1994. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: c/o St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010, U.S.A.