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 Alphabets for Embroidering on Canvas, No. 36. ..1860s
Alphabets for Embroidering on Canvas, No. 36. ..1860s
Price: $50.00

Concertina style booklet with 7 pages. Five (5) pages of upper case elaborate letters plus 2 pages of decorative element. No printer or publisher indicated. Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Light foxing within; cover wear and repair. .
Needlework Copy Book Toilette Present for Ladies No. V. ..1860s
Needlework Copy Book Toilette Present for Ladies No. V. ..1860s
Price: $50.00

16 pp. Decorative wraps. Sets of alphabets and numbers in various fonts, both upper and lower case. No printer or publisher indicated. Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Cover wear..
 Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900
Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates, Series # 8. M Heminway Sons Silk Co..New York.c1900
Price: $50.00

107 pp. A comprehensive guide to various patterns for needle point utilizing the manufacturer's products to make them. This catalog is the 8th in the series. It starts with a beginners guide to needlepoint, along with B&W photographs of the various stitches used in needle work. The treatise includes B&W illustrations of the designs, and templates for them, as well as 20 color illustrations of completed designs. The templates are for a variety of nature inspired elements, including plants and animals, as well as decorative styles, such as eyelet stitching. Measures 8" x 5 1/2".. Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains.
 Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898
Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work. The Brainerd & Armstrong Company.New London, CT.1898
Price: $70.00

76 pp. A guide with comprehensive descriptions of items sold and instructions on how to utilize them in order to make embroidery or the like. The cover is in color, designed to look like an embroidered rose. There are 21 color plates illustrating finished embroidered designs, such as the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the borders for the designs. The rest of the book has numerous B&W illustrations of different items to create using embroidery, such as picture frames. The last few pages of the book are the price list, and that is printed in red. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". The covers have edge wear, with some intact tears and a piece of the top right corner missing. Additionally, they were printed off center. The interior pages have general toning
Repurposed 1878 Diary -  Manuscript Lace Patterns & Potpourri Recipes. ..1881-1902
Repurposed 1878 Diary - Manuscript Lace Patterns & Potpourri Recipes. ..1881-1902
Price: $95.00

The diary through mid-March is absent and begins with a short news clipping for Torchon Lace.  This is followed by manuscript instructions for Drusella Lace followed by a random pencil sketch of a farm house.  This is followed by Hansom Wide Lace, Knitted Diana Lace, Pretty Knit Lace.  Mid-April through November is blank. The next entry is Filling for Rose Jar, Green Pot-pourri and another drawing of a farm house.The final page has sketches for signs for a Boarding House and a Dentist.   Brief but interesting content.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".  .
  1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961
1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961
Price: $175.00

Large format with pen and ink cover decoration. Includes ten (10) pages with seventeen (17) different samples. Each sample is captioned identifying the work and is accompanied by a magazine cut-out showing an example of the work on a garment. 11 x 14 . Meticulous work. Minimal cover wear. .
Thea Hutchinson Album of Kindergarten Art . ..1895
Thea Hutchinson Album of Kindergarten Art . ..1895
Price: $225.00

A 9" x 9 1/4" hand made album consisting of 18 pages with items applied on both sides. Created by Thea Hutchinson in 1895-96.  It includes an array of work including pin prick art (4), embroidery samples (8), watercolor drawings on shaped paper (6),folded paper (7), Woven paper mats (7), geometric shapes applied to paper (11) applied leaves, drum constructed of paper, watercolored mimeographed sheets (5)  and more.  A few items of note include the woven paper log home, an embroidered and watercolor American flag and a drum constructed of geometric paper strips.  Some items inserted, while most applied to pages.   Heavy cover wear. . Fredrich Froebel's (1782 1852)  Kindergarten methods include play-based, child-centered, holistic education, along with parent involvement, educational paperfolding, use of music, games, and movement activities for education. Froebel saw mothers as the ideal first teachers of humanity. Women, he believed, were best-suited to nurture children and became the Kindergartners (teachers) for his schools. Froebel laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities. He created the concept of the "kindergarten".
Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940
Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940
Price: $250.00

Heavy board with yarn bounding.   Typewritten commentary describing each watercolor illustration beginning with fashions from 1810 through 1870 (Plates I-IX) depicting Finnish garb or "Sulkava". The remaining plates (X-IVX) are modern adaptations of the earlier styles.  The final plate is cut paper silhouettes.  A well executed and informative project completed by a University of California student.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"..
Cahier de Couture  (Sewing Book)  A School Girl Sample book accompanied by watercolor illustrations. ..300
Cahier de Couture (Sewing Book) A School Girl Sample book accompanied by watercolor illustrations. ..300
Price: $750.00

18 leaves, including covers. A watercolor decorated  sewing sample book.  The book is designed with page cut-out for textile display with the remainder of each pocket fold page sealed. The sample is visible on both sides of the page.   Each textile sample is accompanied by a relevant watercolor.  Sewing samples include various stitches, blind seams, flat fell seams, sleeve plackets, various laces, mesh fabrics, cross stitch of a young girl with a watering can, cuff gathers, button holes, pleats, embroidery,an alphabet sampler, an embroidered illustration of a coach with coachman, a princess collar and puff sleeves. Illustrations include early aviation, horseless carriage, a bone crusher bicycle, a rocket shipe and an angry moon and early illumination  (a campfire, a candle, a fireplace and a lamp).  Also includes depictions of Egypt, Greece and Rome, middle age Gothic,  the Renaissance,  Empire period, stages and coachmen, bonnets and other finery, a flapper girl and concluded iwht a girl from the 1950s.  Measures6 1/2" x 10".. Few pages with inking on ssewing sample.