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Description - Needle Making by John G. Rollins

The materials used in needle making can be traced from the thorns of early man, through hand made wood, bone and steel varieties, to the first machine-made needles in 1851. This book traces the history of needles and needle making, touching upon the forces that influenced the development of the materials used, and the skills needed by the craftsmen. The author explores the experiences of the craftsman and their families, and the commercial pressure that moulded their lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852635636
ISBN-10: 085263563X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John G. Rollins

The late John G. Rollins was born into a family with a long history of needlemaking. He had a lifelong interest in the history of the needle trade and has written a great deal about it. He traveled with his wife in Britain and overseas to search for more information about the craft.