Needlework and Embroidery Tools
By (author) Eleanor Johnson
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Needlework and Embroidery Tools by Eleanor Johnson
Book DescriptionAs 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747803997
(210mm x 145mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Thimbles and Thimble Cases, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Eleanor Johnson
Examines the humble thimble and its many varieties, from the simple workaday type to the rarer and more exquisite examples that gave scope for artists and craftsmen. This work gives an introduction to the possibilities that exist, including the parallel subject of thimble cases.
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Author Biography - Eleanor Johnson
Eleanor Johnson has been interestedin needlework and other handicrafts for most of her life. She is also the author of the Shire book 'Thimbles and Thimble Cases'.
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