Download and read online 18th Century Embroidery Techniques in PDF and EPUB Filled with intricate drawings, color photos of museum-held pieces, and excerpts from 18th-century writings, this highly readable book explains how embroiderers embellished the sumptuous clothing of the day. Gain insights into the working life of 18th-century embroiderers; and study the tools, equipment, stitches, and threads employed to embroider everything from petticoats to a polonaise robe. And learn techniques as relevant today as they were then, including working with metal thread and spangles, silk embroidery, quilting, tambour, and the forgotten arts of Hollie Point and knotting. A must for students of embroidery, fashion, and textiles; historical costume creators; collectors; and needlework enthusiasts.--From publisher description.
Download and read online 19th Century Embroidery Techniques in PDF and EPUB When embroidery shifted out of the industrial sector and turned into a hobby in the 19th century, it became a craft all its own. Interweaving snippets of social history and historical facts with project ideas and patterns, this must-have guide provides both context and inspiration for crafters and collectors alike. Learn the basic stitches needed to embellish a gentleman's black velvet waistcoat with stunning chenille threads, a footstool with a plush cover, a girl's white dress with a charming heart motif on the flounce, and more.
Download and read online 18th Century Embroidery Techniques in PDF and EPUB In this fascinating book, Gail Marsh tells how 18th century embroiderers created such exquisite items. Relevant quotations from ladies and gentlemen of the period, intricate drawings of costume pieces with detail of the stitches, threads and techniques plus colour photographs of museum-held pieces provide the reader with a thorough understanding of 18th-century embroidery techniques.
Download and read online Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques in PDF and EPUB This magisterial volume is a stunning labor of research and love by Gail Marsh, textile and knitwear authority and designer extraordinaire. Focusing on pre-World War II tools and techniques, and on the hand-embroiderers who used them--including famous names like Jessie Newbury, Ann Macbeth, Mrs. Foster, and more--Marsh draws extensively from the renowned RBKS Collection at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, where she is curator, to compile a meticulous record of the everyday practice and development of the craft. More than a history, this is an essential reference for students, collectors, and crafters interested in traditional embroidery techniques.
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Download and read online India and the Islamic Heartlands in PDF and EPUB Gagan Sood recaptures a vanished and forgotten world that spanned India and the Islamic heartlands in the eighteenth century.
Download and read online Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots in PDF and EPUB Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works associated with her. For the first time every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. A biographical outline provides the framework for understanding her work by setting it in the context of her unsettled and stormy life. It recounts the influence of her formative years in France and her absorption in needlework during the years of imprisonment. Many of the embroideries can be seen in British country houses and in Scottish collections. A significant work in the history of costume and textiles and sheds a new light on those little known aspects of Mary Queen of Scot's life. The first comprehensive study of the Queen of Scots as a needlewoman and how such an energetic and impetuous woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. Illustrated in full with 12 colour, 70 black & white photographs and 20 illustrations. Margaret Swain is an expert on the history of costume and textiles and was awarded an MBE for her work on embroidery and tapestries.
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Download and read online RSN Raised Embroidery in PDF and EPUB 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 RSN’s 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.
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Download and read online The Art of Tambour Beading Embroidery in PDF and EPUB Tambour embroidery and beading is the art of applying beads and sequins to cloth using a tambour hook. The use of a tambour hook dates from the 18th century and has been used ever since to create an array of spectacular garments including gowns, wedding dresses and costumes. The Art of Tambour Beading & Embroidery is aimed at those interested in fashion and textiles, traditional embroidery techniques and costume design. The book covers the history, tools and materials and techniques used in tambour embroidery. The reader is guided through the process of creating ten projects varying in complexity. Projects include: heart motif applied to a sari bangle bag, bow motif applied on an envelope bag, butterfly motif applied to a velvet choker, leaf motif applied to a necklace and fan shaped applied to a scented sachet.
Download and read online Jean Baptiste Greuze in PDF and EPUB Jean-Baptiste Greuze's diminutive picture of a rosy-cheeked girl wringing out her linen was one of fourteen works that he exhibited at the Salon of 1761 in Paris. This lively and engrossing book traces the history of the Getty Museum's painting, compares the work to other laundresses painted by Greuze, and explores social mores and the role of artists model in the eighteenth century. It provides an enlightening account of Greuze's life and times and the influences on his work.
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