The Big Book Of Needlecraft, Hardcover – 1 Jan 1937
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Issued in the 1930's this book contains everything you need to know about needlecraft, an art which has not changed so much since this book was printed.
Top Customer Reviews
Every aspect of needlework is covered, from different kinds of embroidery to making a pair of leather gloves. Clear diagrams demonstrate techniques, and really charming photographs - some coloured - illustrate delightful examples including some cracking Art Deco bits and pieces. These are the dead give away that this book is older than it looks - not Fifties, but Twenties or early Thirties.
Everything is here from basic skills to vintage projects. The drawings of how to do various embroidery stitches are a model of clarity. The numerous black and white photographs make one itch to have a go. The knitting sections are by Helen Paton, no doubt a scion of the Paton's knitting supplies firm. We may not now want "baby's knitted rompers" but many of the other items are very desirable. If you're feeling adventurous there is a section on weaving. In fact, to help prospective buyers, I'll list the chapter headings as briefly as possible.Read more ›