18th Century Cover

18th Century Embroidery Techniques

SKU# GM0132


Gail Marsh

Paperback with flaps
A GMC Book

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  • Product # GM0132
  • Type Paperback with flaps
    A GMC Book
  • ISBN 978-1-86108-808-6
  • Published Date 2012
  • Dimensions 10 7/8 x 8 1/4
  • Pages 192
  • Photos 80
  • Drawings 205

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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very good book with illustrations .print was quite small Review by debbi

I thought the book was very interesting .I loved the pictures .I didn't read it all because it was very hard to read on my computer. But I loved what I could see.

(Posted on 6/6/14)

great book Review by Trudy

Really like the book. Drawings and photos illustrate different techniques used in creating clothing for men & women in the 1700s. The packaging however allowed the front cover to be damaged during shipping.

(Posted on 7/7/13)

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