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17th Century Pomegrante in Blackwork

Linn R. Skinner

1998    (Linn R. Skinner)

Pattern

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Blackwork EmbroideryBlackwork Embroidery--Patterns

18th Century Embroidery Techniques

Gail Marsh

2012    192 pages    (Guild of Master Craftsman)

Brimming with intricate drawings, color photos, and excerpts from 18th-century writings, this enthralling book is your passport to a bygone age. Fashion and textiles lecturer Gail Marsh offers insights into the lives of 18th-century embroiderers; their equipment, stitches, and threads; and techniques such as working with metal thread and spangles, silk embroidery, tambour, and the forgotten arts of Hollie Point and knotting. A must-have for historical costume creators, collectors, and needlework [...]

Brimming with intricate drawings, color photos, and excerpts from 18th-century writings, this enthralling book is your passport to a bygone age. Fashion and textiles lecturer Gail Marsh offers insights into the lives of 18th-century embroiderers; their equipment, stitches, and threads; and techniques such as working with metal thread and spangles, silk embroidery, tambour, and the forgotten arts of Hollie Point and knotting. A must-have for historical costume creators, collectors, and needlework enthusiasts.  [less]

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19th Century Embroidery Techniques

Gail Marsh

2009    192 pages    (Guild of Master Craftsman)

When embroidery shifted out of the industrial sector and turned into a hobby in the 19th century, it became a craft all its own. Interweaving snippets of social history and historical facts with project ideas and patterns, this must-have guide provides both context and inspiration for crafters and collectors alike. Learn the basic stitches needed to embellish a gentleman’s black velvet waistcoat with stunning chenille threads, a footstool with a plush cover, a girl’s white dress with a [...]

When embroidery shifted out of the industrial sector and turned into a hobby in the 19th century, it became a craft all its own. Interweaving snippets of social history and historical facts with project ideas and patterns, this must-have guide provides both context and inspiration for crafters and collectors alike. Learn the basic stitches needed to embellish a gentleman’s black velvet waistcoat with stunning chenille threads, a footstool with a plush cover, a girl’s white dress with a charming heart motif on the flounce, and more.   [less]

Embroidery

20 Backstitch Alphabets - Mini Series #2

Anne Van Wagner Young

1985    2 pages    (Leisure Arts, Inc.)

20 charted Designs for backstitch alphabets

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AlphabetsCounted Thread EmbroideryLeaflet

20th Century Pattern Design, 2nd Edition

Lesley Jackson

2011    224 pages    (Princeton Architectural Press)

The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, 20th-Century Pattern Design details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. Vibrant patterns bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming abound in this comprehensive reference. Featuring stunning color plates and lively text, this book takes readers [...]

The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, 20th-Century Pattern Design details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. Vibrant patterns bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming abound in this comprehensive reference.
Featuring stunning color plates and lively text, this book takes readers on a tour of twentieth-century patterns from around the world. Focusing on surface patterns in the home, author Lesley Jackson draws frequent parallels to the worlds of fashion, packaging,
and graphics and explores the relationship between painting and pattern design. 20th-Century Pattern Design is an invaluable resource for modern design enthusiasts and historians, collectors, and interior and graphic designers. [less]

20th centuryTextile FabricsWallpaper

50 Counted Thread Embroidery Stitches (The Scribner library)

Coats Sewing Group

116 pages    (Macmillan Pub Co)

Call #: PULLED/DRAWN   

50 thread embroidery stitches step by step

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Counted thread embroidery

50 Country Garden Cross Stitch

Linda Burgess

1996    (Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated)

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Cross StitchCross Stitch--Patterns

50 Heirloom Buttons to Make

Nancy Nehring

128 pages    (The Taunton Press)

Create from this gallery of decorative fabric, needle lace, crochet, ribbon, and braid closures. This extensive collection of beautiful buttons and closures can easily be made without special equipment. Includes delicate needle lace buttons, elegant frog closures, Victorian crocheted buttons, braid, fabric, ribbon buttons, and more.

Create from this gallery of decorative fabric, needle lace, crochet, ribbon, and braid closures. This extensive collection of beautiful buttons and closures can easily be made without special equipment. Includes delicate needle lace buttons, elegant frog closures, Victorian crocheted buttons, braid, fabric, ribbon buttons, and more. [less]

Button CraftButtons

50 Ways to Wear a Scarf

Lauren Friedman

2014    128 pages    (Chronicle Books)

From the Audrey to the Paris, the Top Down, or the Easy Breezy, there are 50 scarf styles in this book for any occasion or mood. Jaunty illustrations break down each step so stylistas can wrap, loop, and get out the door looking perfectly polished. Teens, young professionals, and moms alike will love playing around with the looks, including unexpected belts, sarongs, and topknots. Vibrantly illustrated and packaged as a compact hardcover, 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf begs to be gifted with a scarf [...]

From the Audrey to the Paris, the Top Down, or the Easy Breezy, there are 50 scarf styles in this book for any occasion or mood. Jaunty illustrations break down each step so stylistas can wrap, loop, and get out the door looking perfectly polished. Teens, young professionals, and moms alike will love playing around with the looks, including unexpected belts, sarongs, and topknots. Vibrantly illustrated and packaged as a compact hardcover, 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf begs to be gifted with a scarf and displayed on a dresser, plus it's small enough to take scarf shopping. Très chic! [less]

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59 Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

Kristina Harris

1995    144 pages    (Dover Publications)

Over 575 illustrations detail 59 different garments that first appeared in the 1880s in issues of the quarterly The Voice of Fashion. Most of the patterns are for stylish day wear for women, but there are house dresses and nightwear as well, along with a selection of suits and dresses for men, boys, and girls.

Over 575 illustrations detail 59 different garments that first appeared in the 1880s in issues of the quarterly The Voice of Fashion. Most of the patterns are for stylish day wear for women, but there are house dresses and nightwear as well, along with a selection of suits and dresses for men, boys, and girls. [less]

19th centuryCostumeDressmaking--PatternsUnited StatesVoice of fashion

75 X Lace

Patricia Wardle

2000    104 pages    (B.V. Waanders Uitgeverji)

Call #: LACE   

75 x Lace offers a comprehensive history of lace collecting in the Rijksmuseum over the past 150 years, along with a catalogue of 75 of its most beautiful and interesting pieces. These range from rare 17th-century linen collars with bobbin lace borders to the christening set of costly Brussels needle lace used for Queen Wilhelmina and her successors. The objects are arranged in chronological order to provide a survey of more than three centuries of lace making, and are expertly described and [...]

75 x Lace offers a comprehensive history of lace collecting in the Rijksmuseum over the past 150 years, along with a catalogue of 75 of its most beautiful and interesting pieces. These range from rare 17th-century linen collars with bobbin lace borders to the christening set of costly Brussels needle lace used for Queen Wilhelmina and her successors. The objects are arranged in chronological order to provide a survey of more than three centuries of lace making, and are expertly described and commented on by Patricia Wardle. [less]

79 Decorative Alphabets for Designers and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archive)

2001    128 pages    (Dover Publications)

Call #: Lettering.NK3630.DOV   

Comprising over 2,000 unusual copyright-free letters, this volume offers graphic artists, designers, needleworkers, and other craftspeople an extremely useful and versatile resource. Seventy-nine complete alphabets, selected from rare late-19th- and early-20th-century sources, feature a splendid array of styles ― perfect for attracting attention, making a vivid impression, or simply adding a delightful decorative note.Choose from delicately flowering capitals, letters bearing fruit, inventive [...]

Comprising over 2,000 unusual copyright-free letters, this volume offers graphic artists, designers, needleworkers, and other craftspeople an extremely useful and versatile resource. Seventy-nine complete alphabets, selected from rare late-19th- and early-20th-century sources, feature a splendid array of styles ― perfect for attracting attention, making a vivid impression, or simply adding a delightful decorative note.Choose from delicately flowering capitals, letters bearing fruit, inventive arrow alphabets, needlecraft numerals ― even intertwined snakes forming letters ― along with many other fonts. Needleworkers will particularly cherish the lacy, elegant letters, ideal for embroidery and cross-stitching, and easily adaptable for a tremendous variety of other art and craft needs.The beauty, versatility, and practical application of these styles make this inexpensive compendium an invaluable resource for studio or workroom. [less]

AlphabetsDecoration and OrnamentLettering

100 Embroidery Stitches

Anchor Embroidery Series

1967    (J&P Coats)

Call #: Stitch Guides-Leaflets   

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StitchesStitch Reference

100 Embroidery Stitches: Book 104

1974    (J&P Coats)

Call #: Stitch Guides-Leaflets   

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Stitch Reference

100 Embroidery Stitches: Book 150-A

1964    (J&P Coats)

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Stitch Reference

101 Alphabets (Learn to Design, Book 1)

Dale Burdett

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AlphabetsCounted thread embroideryCross-stitch

101 Patchwork Patterns (Dover Quilting)

Ruby S. McKim

1962    124 pages    (Dover Publications)

One of America's leading patchwork quilt authorities offers more than 100 patterns with complete instructions for cutting and sewing quilts. The various designs diagrammed and described include flower designs; rainbow designs; Irish chains; fish, bird, and leaf designs; and more. Includes 140 illustrations and an Index of Patterns.

One of America's leading patchwork quilt authorities offers more than 100 patterns with complete instructions for cutting and sewing quilts. The various designs diagrammed and described include flower designs; rainbow designs; Irish chains; fish, bird, and leaf designs; and more. Includes 140 illustrations and an Index of Patterns. [less]

CoverletsNeedleworkPatchworkQuiltingQuilts

120 modèles de transfert pour broderie

Georges Masson, Yannick Leguellec

1996    (Le Temps Apprivoisé)

Call #: Crewel/Leaflets   

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EmbroideryTransfers

120 Needlepoint Design Projects

Charles Barnes, David Blake

1976    202 pages    (Crown Publishers)

Call #: CANVAS EMBROIDERY   

Presents charts and instructions for designs that have proven popular, and identifies and explains basic methods and necessary materials

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Canvas EmbroideryEmbroideryEmbroidery--Patterns

1-2-3 Embroidery

Ellen Johnson

2003    128 pages    (Quayside)

Embroidery has long been used to add charm and elegance to traditional items like kerchiefs and bed linens--but why should it end there? "123 Embroidery is the first book to provide insightful ideas for adding embroidered accents to every room in the home. From silk sofa pillows for the living room to tie-on chair cushions for the kitchen, from a bedroom lamp shade to a bathroom vanity set, here are more than 30 projects for creating embroidery crafts that are both beautiful and functional. The [...]

Embroidery has long been used to add charm and elegance to traditional items like kerchiefs and bed linens--but why should it end there? "123 Embroidery is the first book to provide insightful ideas for adding embroidered accents to every room in the home. From silk sofa pillows for the living room to tie-on chair cushions for the kitchen, from a
bedroom lamp shade to a bathroom vanity set, here are more than 30 projects for creating embroidery crafts that are both beautiful and functional. The book begins with a primer on the basics of tools, stitching techniques,
and coordination of stitches and fabrics to the project at hand. Then step-by-step instructions walk readers through the entire creative process. Pattern templates plus an additional section on smaller projects ensure that novice needleworkers and experienced stitchers alike will have a wellspring of ideas for sewing beauty through every room in the home. [less]

Embroidery--Patterns

127 Authentic Art Deco Patterns in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archives)

G. Darcy

1994    48 pages    (Dover Publications)

Dynamic Art Deco designs, reproduced in glorious color! Drawn from two complete Parisian portfolios from the 1920s, this collection contains superb examples of Art Deco's classic motifs: deer, greyhounds, kingfishers, female nudes, hieroglyphs, flowers, and other highly stylized figures. Rich in sumptuous colors, the patterns appear in a versatile array of shapes and sizes, including borders and corners.

Dynamic Art Deco designs, reproduced in glorious color! Drawn from two complete Parisian portfolios from the 1920s, this collection contains superb examples of Art Deco's classic motifs: deer, greyhounds, kingfishers, female nudes, hieroglyphs, flowers, and other highly stylized figures. Rich in sumptuous colors, the patterns appear in a versatile array of shapes and sizes, including borders and corners. [less]

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162 Traditional and Contemporary Designs for Stained Glass Projects (Dover Stained Glass Instruction)

1991    64 pages    (Dover Publications)

For centuries, elegant and beautiful stained glass has enhanced churches, homes and other buildings. Its popularity continues today as increasing numbers of homeowners, interior designers, and craftspeople turn to this attractive form of decoration. Now stained glass workers can have a treasury of attractive, usable designs at their fingertips, ready for use in almost any stained glass projects. This collection includes over 160 patterns — in both traditional and contemporary styles — all [...]

For centuries, elegant and beautiful stained glass has enhanced churches, homes and other buildings. Its popularity continues today as increasing numbers of homeowners, interior designers, and craftspeople turn to this attractive form of decoration. Now stained glass workers can have a treasury of attractive, usable designs at their fingertips, ready for use in almost any stained glass projects. This collection includes over 160 patterns — in both traditional and
contemporary styles — all easily adaptable as templates for stained glass work. Landscapes, geometric shapes, florals, and birds are among the wealth of motifs presented. What's more, the designs come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, making them ideal as patterns for
windows, mirrors, panels, sidelights, and other stained glass configurations. Immediately usable and royalty-free, these designs also lend themselves to a broad range of other art and craft projects. [less]

Glass painting and staining

300 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archive)

1983    48 pages    (Dover Publications)

Art Nouveau is characterized by its love affair with lavish design: sheer sensuality of line and delicate interplay of color are the hallmarks of this popular style which dominated the art scene at the turn of the twentieth century. More than a century later, Art Nouveau still retains its unique appeal, claiming a remarkable resurgence in popularity.Here is a nearly limitless royalty-free sourcebook of authentic Art Nouveau design inspiration. Three hundred designs and motifs have been carefully [...]

Art Nouveau is characterized by its love affair with lavish design: sheer sensuality of line and delicate interplay of color are the hallmarks of this popular style which dominated the art scene at the turn of the twentieth century. More than a century later, Art Nouveau still retains its unique appeal, claiming a remarkable resurgence in popularity.Here is a nearly limitless royalty-free sourcebook of authentic Art Nouveau design inspiration. Three hundred designs and motifs have been carefully selected for their ageless ornamental attractiveness from the Dekorative Vorbilder, an extremely rare early-20th-century stylebook, by noted artist and designer Carol Belanger Grafton. She has chosen 44 full-page plates, featuring virtually every decorative element including borders, panels, scrolls, cartouches, frames, head-and-tailpieces and dingbats. Each is reproduced in full color ― soft blues, muted olives, subtle lavenders, salmon pinks, and pearly grays. An extensive range of motifs are represented ― tangled ivy vines and voluptuous floral sprays of tulips and lilies; Piscean fish, parrots and peacocks; panels of geometric expression and window panes; and sultry women with flowing tresses.Amid the swirling splendor of Art Nouveau design offered in this handy, affordable volume there is a royalty-free illustration perfect for every design need. [less]

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300 Years of Embroidery, 1600-1900: Treasures from the Collection of the Embroiderers' Guild of Great Britain

Pauline Johnstone

1986    95 pages    (Wakefield Press, Embroiderers' Guild S. Australia)

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400 Floral Motifs for Designers, Needleworkers and Craftspeople (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Briggs & Co.

1986    130 pages    (Dover Publications)

Grace your next needlework, craft, or graphic art project with just the right floral motif from this versatile collection of 400 beautifully rendered copyright-free designs. Reproduced directly from a rare Victorian-era album of transfer patterns by William Briggs and Company Ltd., these designs are among the finest of the period are are ideally suited for embroidery, textile design, woodworking, leathercraft, metalwork, and a host of other design and craft uses. Included are floral borders, [...]

Grace your next needlework, craft, or graphic art project with just the right floral motif from this versatile collection of 400 beautifully rendered copyright-free designs. Reproduced directly from a rare Victorian-era album of transfer patterns by William Briggs and Company Ltd., these designs are among the finest of the period are are ideally suited for embroidery, textile design, woodworking, leathercraft, metalwork, and a host of other design and craft uses. Included are floral borders, corners and centers, wreaths, delicate sprays, allover patterns, lovely compositions with birds and butterflies, and more.Among the floral favorites in this volume are the Apple Blossom, Azalea, Begonia, Cornflower, Forget-me-not, Fuchsia, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Narcissus, Primrose, Snowdrop, Strawberry, Tiger Lily, Tulip, Verbena, Violet, and many others.The designs are conveniently arranged according to type and an index of uses suggests specific kinds of projects for which each type of design is especially suited. Also included are complete, easy-to-follow instructions on how to transfer the designs to cloth or other media and concise descriptions of embroidery stitches.Whatever your craft or design need and whatever your level of expertise — from beginner to expert — you are sure to find this inexpensive volume an invaluable source you will turn to again and again. [less]

Decoration and ornament--Plant formsEmbroideryHouse furnishings

401 Plastic Canvas Itty Bitties

Vicki (edited by) Blizzard

2005    175 pages    (The Needlecraft Shop)

401 Plastic Canvas Itty Bitties [Hardcover] Vicki (edited by) Blizzard (Author) ISBN-10: 1573671754 ISBN-13: 978-1573671750 [...]

401 Plastic Canvas Itty Bitties [Hardcover]
Vicki (edited by) Blizzard (Author)
ISBN-10: 1573671754
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Plastic Canvas

500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork

Carol Wilcox Wells, Terry Krautwurst

2004    420 pages    (Lark Books)

Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestre’s intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form, motion, and space. A. Kimberlin Blackburn has fashioned lush Hawaiian Island scenes out of glass beads and hand-carved wood. The ever-innovative [...]

Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestre’s intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form,
motion, and space. A. Kimberlin Blackburn has fashioned lush Hawaiian Island scenes out of glass beads and hand-carved wood. The ever-innovative David K. Chatt has entries ranging from the pointed
commentary, White Men in Suits, to vivid jewelry. For a little humor, try Valeria Harlow’s masterful Toe Mangler, a testament to every woman who has ever suffered in uncomfortable shoes. This amazing
collection is truly state-of-the-art. [less]

Beadwork

500 Cross-Stitch Blocks

Anna Davidson

2001    128 pages    (Sterling/Chapelle)

Bright, versatile, and simple to sew, these 500 embroidered designs fit together beautifully to form an array of fabulous patterns. Choose from a wide variety of themes and then have fun arranging them. Some have beads and sizzling colors. Others are small and enchanting, perfect for giving novices enough confidence to move on to more ambitious stitchery. The creative possibilities are limitless.

Bright, versatile, and simple to sew, these 500 embroidered designs fit together beautifully to form an array of fabulous patterns. Choose from a wide variety of themes and then have fun arranging them. Some have beads and sizzling colors. Others are small and enchanting, perfect for giving novices enough confidence to move on to more ambitious stitchery. The creative possibilities are limitless. [less]

Cross StitchEmbroidery

501 Quilt Blocks: A Treasury of Patterns for Patchwork & Applique (Better Homes & Gardens Cooking)

Better Homes and Gardens

1995    320 pages    (Better Homes & Gardens)

A treasury of patterns for patchwork and appliquéHere, quilters will find 501 pieced and appliquéd quilt blocks, easily customized for unique, personalized themes. Plus, 40 step-by-step projects for using blocks in the form of wearables, personal accessories, and home and seasonal decorations are included as well as 500 full-color photos and 600 line drawings.

A treasury of patterns for patchwork and appliquéHere, quilters will find 501 pieced and appliquéd quilt blocks, easily customized for unique, personalized themes. Plus, 40 step-by-step projects for using blocks in the form of wearables, personal accessories, and home and seasonal decorations are included as well as 500 full-color photos and 600 line drawings. [less]

PatchworkQuilts

1001 Floral Motifs and Ornaments for Artists and Craftspeople

Carol Belanger Grafton

2013    121 pages    (Courier Corporation)

Over 1,000 designs: roses, tulips, irises, lilies, more. Classical, Victorian, Art Nouveau, other styles.

Over 1,000 designs: roses, tulips, irises, lilies, more. Classical, Victorian, Art Nouveau, other styles. [less]

Decoration and ornament--Plant forms

1920's (Fashion Sourcebooks), The

John Peacock

1997    64 pages    (Thames & Hudson)

The 1920s saw radical changes in dress such as the drop waist, the bias cut, beading, the flapper, the diamond choker, and the cigarette-holder. It was perhaps the first "modern" decade of the 20th century. This book is part of a series charting the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards. It includes complete descriptions of each garment and accessories, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons and belts. The year-by [...]

The 1920s saw radical changes in dress such as the drop waist, the bias cut, beading, the flapper, the diamond choker, and the cigarette-holder. It was perhaps the first "modern" decade of the 20th century. This book is part of a series charting the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards. It includes complete descriptions of each garment and accessories, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons and belts. The year-by-year format progresses through day wear, evening wear, sportswear, leisurewear, underwear, negligee and wedding wear. The text is accompanied by costume drawings by John Peacock, and includes a chart summarizing the evolution of fashion, garment shapes, and biographies of the outstanding designers of the decade. [less]

1953: The Queen's Coronation: The Official Souvenir Album

Caroline de Guitaut

2013    140 pages    (Royal Collection Trust)

In 1953, the newly-ascended Elizabeth II was crowned Queen in a ceremony broadcast worldwide from Westminster Abbey. Her gown for the occasion, designed by royal couturier Norman Hartnell, bore the emblems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth on the rich white satin, and its intricate beadwork and elaborate embroidery took a team of dedicated dressmakers more than six months to create.           Published on the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation, this new and extravagantly [...]

In 1953, the newly-ascended Elizabeth II was crowned Queen in a ceremony broadcast worldwide from Westminster Abbey. Her gown for the occasion, designed by royal couturier Norman Hartnell, bore the emblems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth on the rich white satin, and its intricate beadwork and elaborate embroidery took a team of dedicated dressmakers more than six months to create.           Published on the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation, this new
and extravagantly illustrated souvenir album commemorates the momentous occasion with newly commissioned photographs of the coronation gown, the Diamond Diadem—also worn at the coronations of George IV and Queen Victoria—and the many other jewels and
ceremonial garments worn on that historic day, as well as items of pageantry. Many of these items are pictured together for the first time since the coronation, and they collectively tell the story of the people and places of this extraordinary event.           A stunning souvenir of royal history,
1953: The Queen’s Coronation will make the perfect gift foranyone with an interest in the pageantry at the heart of the British monarchy. [less]

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5000 Flower & Plant Motifs

Graham Leslie McCallum

2011    484 pages    (Batsford)

With more than 5000 floral and plant motifs to choose from, this resource is a perfect source of inspiration for all kinds of creative workers-graphic designers, stitchers, woodworkers, ceramists, or tattooists. Artist Graham McCallum's hand-drawn designs include many historical styles, border motifs, and simple and elaborate plant compositions. All are available on an accompanying CD.

With more than 5000 floral and plant motifs to choose from, this resource is a perfect source of inspiration for all kinds of creative workers-graphic designers, stitchers, woodworkers, ceramists, or tattooists. Artist Graham McCallum's hand-drawn designs include many historical styles, border motifs, and simple and elaborate plant compositions. All are available on an accompanying CD. [less]

Decoration and ornament--Plant forms

5000 years of fashion

Mila Contini

1979    167 pages    (Chartwell Books)

Fashion is seen here as an ever changing reflection of human history, in which, since the dawn of civilization, women have tended to play a determining part through what used to be described as petticoat influence. To be noticed, or rather to express one's personality through one's appearance seems to be, and always to have been, the chief demand on fashion as the visual expression of an era. Deep necklines, see-through blouses, jewel- encrusted fabrics, voluminous skirts supported on crinolines [...]

Fashion is seen here as an ever changing reflection of human history, in which, since the dawn of civilization, women have tended to play a determining part through what used to be described as petticoat influence. To be noticed, or rather to express one's personality through one's appearance seems to be, and always to have been, the chief demand on fashion as the visual expression of an era. Deep necklines, see-through blouses, jewel- encrusted fabrics, voluminous skirts supported on crinolines, close-fitting jeans, all are expressions of this fundamental need. Fashionable clothes, once the privilege of the few, are now worn by the masses. Fashion is far from finished. In its multiple exotic, folk and ethnic forms it survives and flourishes. Today it has become the expression of a global consciousness encompassing the whole earth. Perhaps achievements in space have convinced us at last that we are all citizens of the same planet. The vast distances that once separated peoples and countries have shrunk to modest proportions and satellites bring us instant pictures of events occurring on the other side of the world. The fashions of our time make us aware of our planet's colorful diversity and popularize elements and themes from far-off lands. Once we have run through the differences that still distinguish one culture or geographical situation from another, the new citizen of the world will be free to adapt fashion to express his own individual thoughts and personality. The future is up to all of us, especially the young, so fashion, and not only fashion, is in our own hands. . First American Edition First Printing [less]

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