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Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries
This important book is a comprehensive examination of needlework tools from the seventeenth century to the Edwardian era. The author, an expert with over twenty years' first-hand experience of her subject, has grouped needlework tools into specific periods, linking these to the style of embroidery that was in fashion and the social background of the time. This book answers ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 30th 2006 by Acc Publishing Group Ltd
(first published 2006)
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A visually and culturally stunning tour of needlework tools and their places in the lives of (mostly European) women and craftspeople before the rise of mechanized production. The author's passion for the subject is clear, and her well-written history perfectly complements the plethora of enchanting photographs and illustrations.