9781861085610

19th Century Embroidery Techniques

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  • ISBN13:

    9781861085610

  • ISBN10:

    1861085613

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2009-04-07
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
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Summary

When embroidery shifted out of the industrial sector and turned into a hobby in the 19th century, it became a craft all its own. Interweaving snippets of social history and historical facts with project ideas and patterns, this must-have guide provides both context and inspiration for crafters and collectors alike. Learn the basic stitches needed to embellish a gentleman's black velvet waistcoat with stunning chenille threads, a footstool with a plush cover, a girl's white dress with a charming heart motif on the flounce, and more. - Provides a detailed and illustrated study of stitches, threads, and techniques used in the 19th century, when embroidery reached its peak as a craft - Includes unique archival 19th-century photographs

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