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Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries - TAUNTON NERYLLA

Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries

Hardcover Published: 17th October 1996
ISBN: 9781851492534
Number Of Pages: 216

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This is a comprehensive study of needlework tools from the 17th century to the Edwardian era. The format of the book groups the tools into periods and relates them to the style of embroidery fashionable at that time. The heavy silver needlework tools of the 17th century are related to the raised and padded embroidery of that era now known as stumpwork. The more delicate embroidery tools of the Georgian era are grouped together with fine embroideries. Palais Royal sewing boxes and their superb mother-of-pearl contents are illustrated, as are the glorious carved ivory needlework tools that originated from the Dieppe region of France. The Victorian lady chose her sewing box, work table or sewing set from the tremendous range available of which illustrated examples include tortoiseshell, papier mache, Tunbridge ware and Mauchline ware. The Edwardian era was the era of sterling silver and needlework tools of sterling silver were produced in enormous varieties. Many were English in origin but American silversmiths produced a vast variety of distinctive designs. 230 colour & 20 b/w illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. 7
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 13
The Seventeenth Centuryp. 14
Eighteenth Century Needlework Tools and Sewing Setsp. 24
Georgian Sewing Boxesp. 36
The Palais Royalp. 46
Georgian Craftsp. 58
Needlework Tools - c.1750 to c.1840p. 80
Nineteenth Century Sewing Boxes and Work Tablesp. 102
Nineteenth Century Sewing Setsp. 120
Victorian Sewing Toolsp. 138
Victorian Craftsp. 170
The Edwardian Erap. 198
Glossaryp. 209
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 217
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781851492534
ISBN-10: 1851492534
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 17th October 1996
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.21