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  • List of Photographs
  • Preface by Edwin F Holmes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Fitted Needlework Boxes
  • 2. Sewing Cases and Chatelaines
  • 3. Needles and Needlecases
  • 4. Thimbles and Thimble Cases
  • 5. Scissors
  • 6. Tape-Measures, Emeries and Waxers
  • 7. Pins and Pincushions
  • 8. Thread Containers
  • 9. Needlework Clamps
  • 10. Handwork Tools
  • 11. Plain Sewing and Handwork Gadgets
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Title: An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools
Author/Designer: Gay Ann Rogers
Format/Publication Date: HC:1983
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd., London, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 243
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/2" x 8"
ISBN: 0962231002

SUMMARY- It took a while for a copy of this book in good shape came to my attention that was affordable. They have two black-and-white photos of a sampling of antique tatting shuttles, and another black-and-white photo showing the stark contrast between a tatting and a knotting shuttle, which I appreciated tremendously. It's one thing to be told that knotting shuttles were much larger, but a picture graphically demonstrates it! This book is a great read if you're at all interested in the evolution of our fiber arts tools.