Victorian Canvas Work: Berlin Wool Work by Molly G. Proctor

Victorian Canvas Work: Berlin Wool Work by Molly G. Proctor lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Drake, 1972, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: With the revival of interest in Victoriana, Berlin wool work has taken its place among collectable items.

To explain some of the reasons for its great popularity during the nineteenth century, the author traces the history of Victorian canvas work from contemporary books and magazines, and by examining countless examples in museums, private collections and antique shops.

Canvas work today is extremely popular. There is a demand not only for modern abstract designs but also for Berlin wool work patterns which can be adapted for the use of a great variety of new threads.

The 68 photographs and 4 colour plates are excellent examples of both patterns and worked items. The diagrams and explanatory text give sufficient practical information for embroiderers to be able to work in this style of canvas embroidery.

The various sections include Materials; Patterns; Samplers; Furniture; Pictures; 1851 Exhibition; Stitches; New Work and Restoration; and appendices giving patterns and advertisements from contemporary magazines and journals. Also included is a bibliography and a list of suppliers of materials in both Great Britain and the USA.

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the head of the spine. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A good working copy.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.

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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