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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 1. A Brief History of Antique Linens, Lace, and Needlework
  • 2. An Encyclopedia of Stitches
  • 3. Preparation and Design
  • 4. Needles, Threads, and Pins
  • 5. Embroidered Fabrics
  • 6. From Antimacassars to Watchcases
  • 7. Types of Embroidery
  • 8. Battenberg, the Royal Lace
  • 9. The Variety of Drawn Work
  • 10. Art and History of Crochet
  • 11. Easy and Inexpensive Hairpin Work
  • 12. the Simplicity of Tatting
  • 13. Knitting Through the Ages
  • 14. The Family of Lace
  • 15. The Evolution of Netting
  • 16. New Uses for Antique Linens, Lace, and Needlework
  • 17. Hints on Caring for Antique Linens and Lace
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Price Guide

Title: Collecting Antique Linens, Lace & Needlework
Author/Designer: Frances Johnson
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1991
Publisher:
Language: English
Page Count: 200
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7"
ISBN: 0870696335

SUMMARY- If the tatting chapter is anything to go by, this book will largely be a disappointment. All of her samples looked to be 20th century, and her history lesson is pretty sketchy and in some place flat out wrong. She may have more expertise (and a better collection of examples) for some of the other disciplines, but for tatting, I'd rely on other sources.