The Needleworker’s Dictionary by Pamela Clabburn

The Needleworker’s Dictionary by Pamela Clabburn lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Macmillan, 1976, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: For anyone with an interest in needlework, this dictionary is a mine of information. What is more, it is unique, being the only modern work to explain simply yet comprehensively the huge number of plain sewing and embroidery terms in use over the centuries.

Nearly 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries cover a wide and fascinating field: the types of embroidery in fashion at different times in different countries of the world; the most important stitches (all those mentioned in the text); people, both famous and not so well known, who have contributed to or influenced the subject in any way; materials, implements, and tools used; and a few of the places and museums where beautiful work can be seen.

The colour and black and white photographs, the hundreds of line drawings, the concise historical and practical information, and the numerous sources for further reading make this handsome book equally suitable for beginners and experts, students and domestic needle workers. .

Very Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine. Rear panel has a tape-repaired tear the full height of the panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 296 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¼” x 8¾”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Needlework category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!


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