Needlework and Embroidery Tools

Needlework and Embroidery Tools

Paperback Shire Library

By (author) Eleanor Johnson

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  • Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 204mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 0747803994
  • ISBN 13: 9780747803997
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Ill.(some col.).
  • Sales rank: 82,132

Product description

As 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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Author information

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'.

Table of contents

Introduction Needlework and related activities Thimbles and thimble cases Needlecases Pincushions and emery cushions Tapemeasures Thread holders, winders, waxers and reel stands Scissors Miscellaneous accessories Further reading Places to visit