Stuff 19th Century Embroidery Techniques
by Gail Marsh
ISBN-10: 1861085613
ISBN-13: 9781861085610
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications
2008
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 192
Language(s): English
New/Very Good - This is a new book but the DJ was damaged resulting in 3 tears (repaired) and a wrinkle along top edge of dust jacket.
$20.00 $16.00

In the 19th century, the craft of embroidery became a favorite pastime for ladies of leisure. This informative and attractive book explores the shift from embroidery undertaken as a professional occupation in the 18th century to a hobby in the 19th. We learn how it was crafted and then displayed in the home as household items, embroidered gifts or dress adornment. Each chapter is packed with a close look at the techniques that were used, detailed illustrations 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. Chapters include: Canvas work (Berlin Wool Work), Surface Embroidery, Whitework, Pieced and Applied Work, Fancy Work, Learning to stitch and Needlework Tools and cases.