Stuff English Needlework
by A. F. Kendrick
ISBN-10: None
ISBN-13: None
A & C Black Ltd.
1933
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 193
Language(s): English
Very Good/Very Good - Very light cover and edge wear; Brodart cover.
$46.00

It is doubtful whether any other craft has been practiced in this country with more success than needlework, a branch of English art which in many periods has been supreme in Europe. Mr. Kendrick writes with the authority of long experience and an unrivalled knowledge of his subject. His critical survey ranges from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, discusses the development of method and taste and describes notable pieces from such early surviving work as the stole and maniple found in the tomb of St. Cuthbert at Durham and the world-famous Bayeux tapestry to the outstanding examples of recent times. A study of embroidery is necessarily concerned with costume, both ecclesiastical and secular, and with upholstery and hangings, so that the book throws a fascinating light on the curious moods and tendencies of fashion.