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 - Antique American Needlework Tools
Antique American Needlework Tools

Featuring exquisite examples from museums and private collections, including many rare items, this treasure trove explains and illustrates the history and beauty of American sewing tools. Exhaustively researched, it is the first publication to focus on the topic and shares the story of the American industries, innovations, and uses related to hand sewing and embroidery tools. Insights spring from well-documented primary sources like eighteenth-century American newspaper advertisements or a twentieth-century thimble patent. The book offers historical background, detailed descriptions, and photographs of needles and threads, bodkins and awls, chatelaines, hoops, lucets, and more. The strong link between women's history and needlework tools is captured as well. Many one-of-a-kind handmade examples represent American subcultures and regional tastes. With more than 750 color photographs, this is an invaluable resource for historians, scholars, collectors, and embroidery and sewing enthusiasts.

  • ASIN: 076435549X
 - The Story of Antique Needlework Tools (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide)
The Story of Antique Needlework Tools (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide)

Long taken for granted as ordinary household objects, needlework tools are enjoying a new and richly deserved interest among collectors of all ages and both genders. Covering the simple to the sumptuous, this delightful book chronicles the history and diversity of needlework tools dating from ancient Egypt through the twentieth century. Nearly 500 color and black/white photographs beautifully illustrate tools such as needles, bodkins, pin cushions, thimbles, bobbins, clamps, hooks, shuttles, measuring tapes, waxers, winders, and more. In addition to the tools themselves, you will find the boxes and containers used to hold them--from slender needle cases and knitting sheaths to large, ornate sewing boxes. Both new and experienced collectors will enjoy learning about such interesting objects as sewing "toys" and compendiums, Nanny brooches, drizzling cases with their "unpicking" tools, and the nineteenth century sewing cases known as Ladies Companions. A highlight of the book is a special section featuring representative needlework tools from several outstanding international collections. Three appendices, values for the tools illustrated, a bibliography, and an index round out this captivating book.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
  • ASIN: 076430710X
 - Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries
Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries

This important book is a comprehensive examination of needlework tools from the seventeenth century to the Edwardian era. The author, an expert with over twenty years' first-hand experience of her subject, has grouped needlework tools into specific periods, linking these to the style of embroidery that was in fashion and the social background of the time. This book answers the many questions posed by collectors of antique needlework tools and is of equal interest to all embroidery and needlework enthusiasts, social historians, dealers and auction houses.

  • ASIN: 1851492534
 - Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework
Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework

It was quite fashionable among the ladies of Marie Antoinette's court to employ stilettos and punches for parfilage. They unpicked the gold and silver threads from the richly embroidered material of their gowns and cloaks. A set of bone bobbins was found in England with the Lord's Prayer spirally incised phrase by phrase along each bobbin's length. A clever French inventor designed a pair of scissors with eighteen different uses — screwdriver, nail file, cigar cutter, ruler, lid pryer, buttonholder adjuster — to name just a few. These and many other artifacts and instruments of sewing, weaving, and spinning are considered from a historical, cultural, and antique collecting point of of view. Gertrude Whiting, Honorary Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fellow of the Institute Professional Neuchâtelois de Dentelles, describes and illustrates nearly all the paraphernalia, accoutrements, appliances, accessories, and doodads associated with all yarn and thread handicrafts from knitting, embroidery, and dressmaking to warp weaving, batik making, and lace making. Examples of winders, scissors, thimbles, measures, knitting needles, crochet hooks, bodkins, punches, sewing needles, pins, pincushions, hoops, frames, bobbins, shuttles, spinning wheels, and sewing machines a...

  • ASIN: 0486225178
  • UPC: 800759225170
 - Needlework Tools and Accessories: A Dutch Tradition--Made in Holland by Kay Sullivan (2004-08-30)
Needlework Tools and Accessories: A Dutch Tradition--Made in Holland by Kay Sullivan (2004-08-30)

  • ASIN: B01K16GDEE
 - Needlework and Embroidery Tools (Shire Library)
Needlework and Embroidery Tools (Shire Library)

As manufactured goods gradually became more easily available, ladies developed crafts such as needlework, which had previously been an essential skill for making clothing and household linens, to occupy their increased leisure time. A wide variety of useful and novelty tools and accessories, in addition to the former basic necessities, began to be produced, and many people are now interested in these objects and collecting them. Some items have now become quite hard to find and have also become increasingly expensive. Improvements in travel encouraged the growth of tourism and thus stimulated the production of souvenirs for the tourists: some souvenirs took the form of needlework accessories, and these are an important proportion of today's collectors' items. This book illustrates and describes over 200 items used by Victorian and Edwardian ladies in their needlecrafts. The book includes needlecases, scissors, tape-measures, chatelaines, thread waxers, pincushions and thimble.

  • Brand: Brand: Shire
  • ASIN: 0747803994
 - Old needlework boxes and tools,: Their story and how to collect them
Old needlework boxes and tools,: Their story and how to collect them

Book by Andere, Mary

  • Brand: Brand: Drake
  • ASIN: 0877490856
 - Embroidery Scissors, Stainless Steel Safety Scissors,Thread Cutter with Sheath, Sewing Needle Case,Awl,Finger Cot for Sewing,Cutting,Art Work,Embroidery,Needlework
Embroidery Scissors, Stainless Steel Safety Scissors,Thread Cutter with Sheath, Sewing Needle Case,Awl,Finger Cot for Sewing,Cutting,Art Work,Embroidery,Needlework

COMPACT, VERSATILE, ANTIQUE SCISSORS THAT WILL NEVER SKIMP ON QUALITY AND USABILITY Practical Scissors This sharp sewing scissors can be used for cutting most materials especially perfect for cutting thread and paper items,but not for heavy yarn or hard fabric. GOOD TOUCH These art craft scissors are made by high-quality material ,so you can feel comfortable when you are using this vintage embroidery kit .Even you need use it for a long time ,your hand won't get tired. ATTENTION Do not let the children play as toys. Store the design scissors with thin oil at the edge of the blade to prevent rusting or molding. Do not test the sharpness of the blade with your finger, wash it immediately after using and dry it with cloth.

  • Brand: MIUSIE
  • ASIN: B07Q499W72
  • UPC: 700391078274
 - RSN ESG: Canvaswork: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides)
RSN ESG: Canvaswork: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides)

Rachel Doyle presents an expert guide to canvaswork, and includes complete information on the major stitches while offering stunning new design ideas. Here you will find diagonal stitches, horizontal and vertical stitches, raised, textured and filling stitches. Decorative effects are explored too, making this a fantastic source book and an invaluable reference for canvaswork stitches.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1844485870
 - Basic Basket Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)
Basic Basket Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics)

Step-by-step instructions complete with detailed color photographs Includes a chapter on dyeing reed at home 4 basic basket projects for the beginning weaver The art of basket making is described in detail for the beginning or experienced weaver. Complete with a chapter on tools and materials to get started, this easy-to-use guide explains and illustrates how to weave reed, incorporate premade handles, finish basket rims, and a host of other basket-making techniques. It also contains a chapter on dyeing reed, a simple and cost-effective way to obtain desired colors and results. Complete instructions for making a Flared Bun Basket, Small Market Basket, Napkin Basket, and Easter Basket teach necessary skills.

  • Brand: Stackpole Books
  • ASIN: 0811734889
  • UPC: 499991745944
 - Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving

For the first time in English, a complete book about Norwegian pick-up bandweaving—from its fascinating history to beautiful bands you can make yourself, with more than 100 pattern charts from bands in museum collections. Part 1 tells the story of how these bands were used in the rural communities of 18th and 19th century Norway, as stocking bands, swaddling bands, sending bands, and more. Part 2 looks closely at twenty bands brought to America by Norwegian immigrants, and what they tell us about traditional patterns, colors, and materials. Part 3 has clear and concise instructions for weaving pick-up on simple, traditional band heddles, and these instructions can also be adapted to other kinds of looms. Meticulously researched, easy-to-read, and profusely illustrated, this book is destined to become a classic in the field. It will interest not only weavers but anyone who appreciates textile arts, folk costumes, and Norwegian culture.

  • Brand: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • ASIN: 0764347519
  • UPC: 000764347519
 - Quilt In A Day Sunbonnet Sue Visits Quilt in a Day
Quilt In A Day Sunbonnet Sue Visits Quilt in a Day

The universal appeal of children busy at work and at play was captured by the illustrator Kate Greenaway at the turn of the century. Her designs in books and magazines brought these fanciful children into homes around the country. It was another artist, Bertha Corbett, who christened them with the name Sunbonnet, and declared that it wasn't necessary to show the face when displaying emotions. She illustrated the book, Sunbonnet Babies, which became the basis for the idea that quiltmakers now recognize.

  • Color: Sunbonnet Sue Visits Quilt In A Day
  • Brand: Quilt In A Day
  • ASIN: 0922705380
  • UPC: 735272010234
 - Needlework Tools and Accessories: A Collector's Guide
Needlework Tools and Accessories: A Collector's Guide

  • ASIN: 071345895X
 - 101 Best-Loved Designs from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts
101 Best-Loved Designs from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts

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  • Brand: Brand: Meredith Books
  • ASIN: 0696203804
 - Antique Needlework Tools and Sewing Accessories from the Hanne Buktas Collection
Antique Needlework Tools and Sewing Accessories from the Hanne Buktas Collection

"The Hanne Büktas Collection of Antique Needlework Tools and Sewing Accessories" features extraordinary rarities from the finest European estates garnered for more than 30 years by this illustrious Viennese collector. 9" x 9". Softbound. 128 full-color pages.

  • ASIN: B00K0PUNE8
 - 100 Snowflakes to Crochet: Make Your Own Snowdrift---to Give or to Keep (Knit & Crochet)
100 Snowflakes to Crochet: Make Your Own Snowdrift---to Give or to Keep (Knit & Crochet)

Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes.Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. Crafters of all levels can easily crochet up a storm-or just make a simple snowflake or two. The designs range from simple ones requiring only a few rows to large intricate ones for more advanced stitchers. Starting with a review of crochet basics, a discussion of materials and finishings, the structure of snowflakes, and methods of blocking and starching your finished flakes, anyone can easily learn to craft one of these gossamer creations. Then onto the Snowflake Selector to browse for a pattern that matches your skill level. However, as you work through the book, you will improve your skills as you go along! These lovely flakes-intricate, delicate, and symmetrical-can be used as appliques, to hang in windows, or to adorn your Christmas tree. With full patterns and lots of project ideas for your finished snowflakes, you're certain to find hours of holiday enjoyment and inspiration from this title in the bestselling Knit & Crochet series.

  • Brand: Griffin
  • ASIN: 125001333X
  • UPC: 499991615643
 - MARTHA PULLEN'S SEW BEAUTIFUL magazine Fall 1998 (No. 59, Girls and Dolls, Sara Fay Designs, Antique Needlework Tools, Smocking Designs)
MARTHA PULLEN'S SEW BEAUTIFUL magazine Fall 1998 (No. 59, Girls and Dolls, Sara Fay Designs, Antique Needlework Tools, Smocking Designs)

  • ASIN: B003J7X69S
 - Crafting: 365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days (Crafting Books, Crafts, DIY Crafts, Hobbies and Crafts, How to Craft Projects, Handmade, Holiday Christmas Crafting Ideas)
Crafting: 365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days (Crafting Books, Crafts, DIY Crafts, Hobbies and Crafts, How to Craft Projects, Handmade, Holiday Christmas Crafting Ideas)

Crafting365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 DaysSPECIAL BONUS: Over 45 Additional Simple Crafting Patterns for Your Holiday at the back of this book.Did you run out of fun crafting projects to work on? Well, if you loved the projects from “365 Craft Projects for 365 Days”, here are 45 bonus projects for you to have even more fun with. You will find everything from simple projects for kids to easy sewing projects, jewelry projects, home décor items, and a whole lot more. Let’s get crafting!Special Bonus: In addition to the “365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days” e-book, we are also giving you an additional 45-pattern mini-book as the special bonus for your holiday. This means that you will be well into the next year, and still have plenty of projects to work on.

  • ASIN: B01M9K01Q7

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