Stuff Collecting Antique Linens, Lace & Needlework: Identification, Restoration and Prices
by Frances Johnson
ISBN-10: 0870696335
ISBN-13: 9780870696336
Wallace-Homestead Book Company
Soft Cover
Pages: 200
Language(s): English
Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.

The ageless elegance and romantic charm of antique linens has enhanced many rooms and costumes throughout the years. Frances Johnson conducts an exciting tour through history - from the development of silk in China to nineteenth-century girls receiving an education through samplers to the embroidered linens that graced Victorian homes - and beyond. Chapters cover all facets of the art, including embroidered fabrics, types of embroidery, hairpin work, crochet, knitting, tatting, an encyclopedia of stitches and exquisitely finished items from antimacassars to watchcases. Special chapters discuss new uses for antique pieces and helpful hints on preservation. More than 300 black-and-white and color photographs richly illustrate Johnson's articulate and thorough text. An invaluable price guide is included.