Stuff Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1650-1850
by Susan Burrows Swan
ISBN-10: 0963333135
ISBN-13: 9780963333131
Curious Works Press
1995
Soft Cover
Pages: 248
Language(s): English
New
$4.00

This is the story of early American women as they told it in their needlework. Lavishly decorated throughout with beautiful illustrations, accompanied by a most provocative and insightful text, Plain & Fancy traces the social history of women and the evolution of stitchery trends and practices from 1700 to 1850. More than 150 photographs from the renowned collection of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware illustrate plain and fancy sewing -- the simple but essential household work and the elaborate, ornamental examples.