Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Collection 1991-2015

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly Collection

Containing unique reproductions of samplers and smalls from private collectors and museum collections, this DVD edition features one-of-a-kind antique needlework projects from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as antique-inspired designs. Also featured are well-researched articles profiling sampler makers, sampler-producing schools, needlework tools, museums and the various historical events that have shaped needlework. Some of the articles and projects cannot be found anywhere else, making this DVD essential to any collection. The DVD incudes full-color photography, easy-to-read charts and complete instructions.

  • ASIN: 1590128060

Needlework Antique Flowers

Needlework Antique

A romantic collection of 25 floral needlework projects from the author of Decorative Victorian Needlework. Inspired by actual perennial favorites and heirloom flowers, Bradley accurately charts old roses, pansies, tulips, lilies, snowdrops, poppies, peonies, and cheerful sunflowers. Brilliant color photographs shot on location in Provence highlight the timeless charm of these needlework designs. Full-color photographs.

  • ASIN: 0517593718

Antique American Needlework Tools

Antique American Needlework

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

Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries

Antique Needlework Tools and

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

The Story of Antique Needlework Tools (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide)

The Story of Antique Needlework Tools (Schiffer Book

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

Illustrated Guide to Lace

Illustrated Guide to

This is lavishly illustrated throughout with examples of lace from all manufacturing centres and all ages. It is believed to be the best illustrated book on the subject ever published while the text has been limited to facts.

  • Brand: Brand: Antique Collectors' Club
  • ASIN: 1851490035

Sampler & Antique Needlework: A Year in Stitches

Sampler & Antique Needlework: A Year in

From the Introduction: "Needlework possesses a rich and fascinating past that predates recorded history. From records that do exist, we can surmise that from very early times, needleworkers used the crudest of materials and tools to create utilitarian pieces that are today considered to be works of needle art. Within the realm of needlework lies sampler-making. While the earliest surviving example of what is believed to be a sampler from the early Nazca culture dates to between A.D.200 and 500, sampler-making's recognized history dates from approximately the sixteenth century forward. The making of samplers in times past provided a means by which a young lady learned the alphabet and numerals. But much more importantly, it taught her the needle skills she was required to master in order to be considered suitable for marriage. One of her primary responsibilities was to mend, tend and mark the linens and clothing needed for a household. Sampler stitchers of modern times enjoy sampler-making as a pleasurable hobby. While many of us ply the stitches to re-create masterworks from the past, we also have an incredible array of contemporary work from which to choose. The appeal for some may be simply to create beautiful, decorative pieces for their homes. For others, however, their pasti...

  • ASIN: 0932437028

Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework

Old-Time Tools & Toys of

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

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, #17, Winter 1999 (Sampler & Antique Needlework, 17)

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, #17, Winter 1999


Royal School of Needlework: Raised Embroidery: Techniques, projects & pure inspiration (Royal School of Needlework Guides)

Royal School of Needlework: Raised Embroidery: Techniques, projects

This practical, contemporary guide to the exciting and varied world of raised embroidery is written by Kelley Aldridge, an expert teacher with the Royal School of Needlework. Part of a new series showcasing the RSNs traditional techniques, technical excellence and contemporary flair, it contains a complete grounding in raised embroidery stitches and techniques, three beautiful projects and galleries of inspiring work. The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It reveals the history and context of raised embroidery and showcases galleries of inspiring raised embroidery work. This is primarily a practical, instructional guide that offers a complete grounding in the techniques you need for raised embroidery: it contains a comprehensive stitch guide and leads the reader through each technique using clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow expert guidance. The book contains three beautiful projects that put these techniques into practice and showcase additional advanced techniques.

  • ASIN: 1782211896

Samplers (Shire Collections)

Samplers (Shire

Samplers have a long history in Britain and the United States, dating from the sixteenth century. They were originally a collection of patterns gathered together for easy reference to be used in embroidery and needlepoint lace. But they later developed into a schoolgirls' exercise, and today they are more often used to record stitches than patterns. This book traces the history of samplers in Britain from the late sixteenth century onwards, and includes examples of long, darning, map, school, stitch and plain sewing samplers, as well as those associated with great griefs and joys. Written by Britain's leading experts on the subject, and illustrated with superb photographs of a great range of samplers, this title provides an ideal introduction for the collector, art historian and social historian of these amazing embroidered pictures.

  • Brand: Brand: Shire
  • ASIN: 074780706X

RSN ESG: Silk Shading: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides)

RSN ESG: Silk Shading: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. This book includes an extensive stitch guide, covering all the techniques necessary for silk shading, a design section, and a history of the Royal School itself.

  • Brand: Brand: Search Press
  • ASIN: 1844485854

Antique Needlework


from the inside cover flap: "Antique Needlework is a comprehensive guide to the rich variety of decorative needlework which has been produced up to the present day. The achievements of all periods are outlined but the author, Lanto Synge, treats in more detail the areas of special interest to experts, collectors, and contemporary needleworkers. The needlework of the past is at last being revalued and is becoming increasingly popular with collectors. At the same time there has been a widespread renewal of interest in the craft: it is particularly hoped that the book will provide an inspiration and source of ideas and designs for today's embroiderers. The approach to the subject is a fresh one and should be of value to historians, collectors and modern needleworkers alike. Many fine pieces are illustrated from public and private collections - a large number of these photographs are published for the first time." 202 pages including Glossary, Bibliography, Photographic Acknowledgments and Index. Also 22 pages which include Table of Contents, Acknowledgments, and Introduction. Published in the U.K. 1982 Blandford Books Ltd. Copyright 1982

  • Brand: Brand: Book Sales
  • ASIN: 0713710071

RSN ESG: Stumpwork: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides)

RSN ESG: Stumpwork: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard and is well respected all over the world. It not only upholds the traditions of English embroidery that go back many hundreds of years, but is constantly taking embroidery forwards in new and innovative ways. This series of Essential Stitch Guides has been produced in close collaboration with the RSN with the aim of providing a set of definitive works on traditional embroidery techniques. All of the authors were chosen by the RSN and all are graduate apprentices of the Royal School. In Stumpwork, Kate Sinton brings together all of the major techniques and stitches associated with stumpwork embroidery to produce a stunning book that reflects both her expertise as an embroiderer and her artistic talent. For both expert advice and innovation, this book is second to none.

  • Brand: Brand: Search Press
  • ASIN: 1844485862

Sampler & Antique Needlework: A Year in Stitches (Volume II)

Sampler & Antique Needlework: A Year in Stitches

Book by O'Steen, Darlene

  • Brand: Brand: Symbol of Excellence Pub
  • ASIN: 0932437044

Justfund European Vintage Retro Style Precision Straight Sewing Scissors Antique for Needle Work (Copper)

Justfund European Vintage Retro Style Precision Straight Sewing

  • Color: Copper
  • Brand: Justfund
  • ASIN: B06WVGTY52
  • UPC: 708478651990

Collecting Antique Linens, Lace and Needlework, Identification, Restoration, and Prices

Collecting Antique Linens, Lace and Needlework, Identification, Restoration,

Briefly traces the history of antique linens, lace, and needlework, tells how to store and repair them, and identifies stitches, embroidery, and designs

  • Brand: Brand: Wallace-Homestead Book Company
  • ASIN: 0870696335

Sampler & Antique Needlework Collection 2001-2010

Sampler & Antique Needlework Collection

Enjoy an entire decade of the magazine that cross-stitch lovers look to and cherish above all others. This DVD-ROM includes every page of all 40 issues of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterlymagazine from 2001 through 2010. The fully searchable, printer-friendly PDF allows for browsing content by issue or searching for a word or phrase. This DVD-ROM includes full-color photography, easy-to-read charts, and complete instructions. The disc is both PC and MAC compatible and can also be played on Region 1 DVD players.

  • ASIN: 1573673994

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, Volume 6

Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, Volume

Features: Ada Jobling sampler; Mary Smith sampler; Christening sampler; Ruskin lacework; crewel emroidery history; mending kits, more. Illustrated with color photos and includes charts.

  • ASIN: B000EPQQ2W

RSN ESG: Canvaswork: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides)

RSN ESG: Canvaswork: Essential Stitch Guides (Royal School

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
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