19th Century Embroidery Techniques

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In the 19th century, the craft of embroidery became a pastime for ladies of leisure. This beautiful new book explores the shift from industry to hobby and how embroidery was crafted and displayed in the home. Each chapter is packed with a close look at the techniques that were used, detaileddrawings 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. This delightful book ...

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Overview

In the 19th century, the craft of embroidery became a pastime for ladies of leisure. This beautiful new book explores the shift from industry to hobby and how embroidery was crafted and displayed in the home. Each chapter is packed with a close look at the techniques that were used, detaileddrawings 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. This delightful book is a must for any student studying embroidery, fashion and textiles, craft persons interested in historical embroidery techniques, collectors of textiles, plus any needlework enthusiast wanting to extend their knowledge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861085610
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 4/7/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 827,148
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Marsh has spent most of her career as a fashion and textiles lecturer, but has also been a textiles and knitwear designer, a design consultant for Marks and Spencer and a costumes and textiles curator. In addition, she has exhibited her work, received commissions and written several books including 18th Century Embroidery Techniques for GMC Publications in 2006. 9781861084767

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