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The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work

Directions and Patterns from the Civil War Era

October 20, 2016 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780486809113
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Description

Discover the techniques behind museum-quality pieces and treasured heirlooms with this guide to antique needlework and handcrafts. Originally published in 1859, The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work offers well-illustrated instructions for making the kinds of highly decorated items prized by Victorian homemakers: quilts, doilies, cushions, and ornamental knick-knacks as well as embellishments for collars, hair ornaments, purses, and other items.
More than 262 engraved patterns, drawn from English, French, and German sources, encompass a tremendous array of handcrafts: applique, bead work, braiding, crochet, embroidery, knitting, knotting, lace-work, netting, patchwork, quilting, tapestry, tatting, and many other techniques. A rich source of authentic patterns, this volume also provides a historic view of the lives of nineteenth-century women in terms of their pastimes and their forms of creative self-expression.

About this Author

Florence Hartley is also the author of Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness: A Hand Book for the Use of Ladies in Polite Society.

ISBN: 9780486809113
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Dover Crafts: Clothing Design
Pages: 240
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 2016-10-20

$19.62

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