1846 The Handbook of Decorative Needlework

$ 22.00

Ladies complete guide to needlework and embroidery containing clear and practical instructions whereby any one can easily learn how to do all kinds of plain and fancy needlework" by Miss Lambert.

When published, this book was a complete guide to every kind of needlework popular in the period, including crochet, knitting, netting, tapestry, braiding, and embroidery. Additionally, this book offered one of the first histories of needlework ever published, creating a model for the many needlework instruction manuals that followed. A particularly pretty book with numerous illustrations and comprehensive introduction by Textile Historian Lynne Zacek Bassett, Consulting Curator for Textiles and Costume, Connecticut Historical Society, former Curator of Textile and Fine Arts, Old Sturbridge Village, and author of Textiles for Clothing of the Early Republic and Northern Comfort: New England's Early Quilts.

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