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    Needlework and Embroidery Tools (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) Eleanor Johnson

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    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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    Title
    Needlework and Embroidery Tools
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eleanor Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 98 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747803997
    ISBN 10: 0747803994
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WCV
    BISAC V2.8: ANT047000
    Abridged Dewey: 677
    BIC subject category V2: WFBC
    BISAC V2.8: CRA008000
    DC21: 746.4028
    Thema V1.0: WCV, WFBC
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Ill.(some col.).
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    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