In the 19th century, the craft of embroidery became a pastime for ladies of leisure. This beautiful new book explores the shift from industry to hobby and how embroidery was crafted and displayed in the home. Each chapter is packed with a close look at the techniques that were used, detailed drawings, and unique photographs of original 19th century embroidered pieces.
Interweaved into the book are snippets of social history, historical facts, and quotes from ladies and gentlemen of the period. This delightful book is a must for any student studying embroidery, fashion and textiles, craft persons interested in historical embroidery techniques, collectors of textiles, 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 including 18th Century Embroidery Techniques.
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Table Of Contents No Intro No ISBN 978-1-86108-561-0 Video No Author Gail Marsh Publication Year 2008 Dimensions 8 1/4 x 10 7/8 Pages 192 Photo 194 Drawings No Other Formats No Cover No Format Paperback
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