Discover the richness of historical embroidery. For the wealthy, the eighteenth century was a period of decadent splendour, and clothing was no exception – sumptuous fabrics were embellished with lavish, ornate embroidery. Gail Marsh, a costume and textiles curator and senior lecturer in fashion and textiles for many years, has delved into archives to research the techniques and tools that embroiderers of the day used to create such bewitching items of clothing. Her in-depth research is presented here in a highly readable and fascinating manner, with relevant quotations from ladies and gentlemen of the period, intricate drawings of costume pieces, annotated with the greatest detail and telling of the stitches, threads and techniques that were used, plus colour photographs of the museum-held pieces.
This enthralling book is a must for any student studying embroidery, fashion and textiles, craft persons interested in historical embroidery techniques, creators of historical costumes for stage, collectors of textiles and costumes, plus any needlework enthusiast wanting to extend their knowledge.
About the Author Gail Marsh has spent most of her career as a fashion and textiles lecturer, but has also been a textiles and knitwear designer, a design consultant for Marks and Spencer, and a costumes and textiles curator. In addition, she has exhibited her work, received commissions, and written several books.
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Table Of Contents No Intro No ISBN 978-1-86108-808-6 Video Author Gail Marsh Publication Year 2012 Dimensions 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 Pages 192 Photo 80 Drawings 205 Other Formats No Cover No Format Paperback
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