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9781851492534

Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries

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  • ISBN13:

    9781851492534

  • ISBN10:

    1851492534

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-30
  • Publisher: Acc Art Books
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Summary

This is a comprehensive study of needlework tools from the seventeenth century to the Edwardian era. The book starts with the heavy silver needlework tools of the seventeenth century which are related to the raised and padded embroidery of that era now known as stumpwork. The more delicate embroidery tools of the Georgian era are grouped together with fine embroideries. Illustrations of Georgian sewing boxes and sewing sets show the wonderful varieties available to collectors. Palais Royal sewing boxes and their superb mother-of-pearl contents, considered by collectors to be the ultimate sewing box, are illustrated as are the glorious carved ivory needlework tools that originated from the Dieppe region of France. The Victorian lady chose her sewing box, work table or sewing set from the extensive range available of which illustrated examples include tortoiseshell, papier m'ché, Tunbridge ware and Mauchline ware. This was also the era of the sewing circle and hand-made needlework tools were created in abundant numbers, many surviving for today's collectors' market.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements 7(4)
Foreword 11(2)
Introduction 13(1)
1. The Seventeenth Century
14(10)
2. Eighteenth Century Needlework Tools & Sewing Sets
24(12)
3. Georgian Sewing Boxes
36(10)
4. The Palais Royal
46(12)
5. Georgian Crafts
58(22)
6. Needlework Tools - c.1750 to c.1840
80(22)
7. Nineteenth Century Sewing Boxes and Work Tables
102(18)
8. Nineteenth Century Sewing Sets
120(18)
9. Victorian Sewing Tools
138(32)
10. Victorian Crafts
170(28)
11. The Edwardian Era
198(11)
Glossary 209(2)
Bibliography 211(6)
Index 217

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