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  • Preamble
  • Sweet-scented Beeswax
  • Winders, Reels, Turns or Swifts
  • Scissors To Grind, Scissors to Grind!
  • Workbaskets, Workbags, Workboxes and Tables
  • Thimble, Thimble, Who Has the Thimble?
  • Instruments of Precision- Measures
  • Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks
  • Awls, Bodkins, Prickers, Punches and Stilettos
  • Sharps, Blunts and Betweens
  • Keen-Edged Emery
  • On Needle-Books and Needle-Cases
  • The Humble Pin
  • Pincushions
  • The Hidden Ball and the Sock
  • Hoops, Tambours, Rings and Frames
  • Pillows and Horses, Maids or Ladies!
  • Beautiful Bobbins
  • Fast-Flitting Shuttles
  • Pole-Boards, Candle-Stools or Candle-Blocks
  • Pinking Blocks and Other Blocks Here and There
  • From Beetles to Hackles
  • The Song of the Spinning-Wheel
  • On Weaving
  • The Romance of the Sewing-Machine
  • A Few Final Suggestions and Some Stray Sewing Accessories
  • Envoy
  • Index

Title: Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework
Author/Designer: Gertrude Whiting
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1971
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., NY
Page Count: 357
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/4" x 6 1/2"
ISBN: 0-486-22517-8

SUMMARY- This is a republication of Tools and Toys of Stitchery first published in 1928 by Columbia University Press. The section on shuttles is 10 pages. The section on bobbin lace bobbins is 43 pages. The photos are all black-and-white and pretty grainy - but this is still an interesting read.