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Image for The Modern Priscilla Magazine February 1919

The Modern Priscilla Magazine February 1919

By: Bayha, Edwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, The Modern Priscilla Co.: 1919

Seller ID: 25738AD


The cover graphic by Edwin F. Bayha is fabulous on this early issue of Modern Priscilla magazine, a leading needlework periodical. Note that the woman is standing out in the snow to read her letter -- the clue to whom it might be from is the blue star in the window. A touching reminder that WWI raged. The magazine shows a vertical light crease down the middle which likely incurred when inserted into the mailbox. Three short tears, one on each page at back, were repaired ... View more info

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Quilts in Community: Ohio's Traditions

By: Clark, Ricky;Knepper, George W.;Ronsheim, Ellice;Dayton Art Institute;American Association for State and Local History;Ohio Historical Society;Ohio Quilt Research Project

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A., Rutledge Hill Press: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By All Authors

Seller ID: 25354A


Crisp, clean book with no bumps to boards. SIGNED and inscribed "To ---- " by all three authors . Dustjacket shows no tears or chips and has not been price-clipped. Protected by brand new mylar. Book measures 9"x12" and is beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs of art quilts and small inset photos of their makers. A fascinating look at the history of Ohio quilts, quiltmakers and quiltmaking traditions and a celebration of the diversity of styles, mate... View more info

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Timeless Tailoring; Ready-to-Wear Techniques

By: Hashiguchi, Starr

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Unknown, Self-published: 1994

Seller ID: 27152


Very nice clean book, spiral bound to lie flat. The author studied at the Muramatsu School of Dressmaking in Nagoya, Japan, as well as learned from teachers in the United States. The book measures 9"x11" and is designed for the advanced sewer ready to learn the tricks of the tailoring trade. Illustrated throughout with drawings. Material covers both the tailored jacket and the tailored coat. 78 pages, plus pattern for coat pocket. View more info

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Lace Thorough the Centuries 1600-1920 (Exihbition catalog 1984)

By: Henley, Byding Adams

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 28188


The story of handmade lace has always interested me. Those who wore it were rich - those who made it went blind. At one point it was so valuable that dogs were relieved of their fur which was replaced with a fur "coat" that was stuffed with lace so it could be smuggled. I doubt that story is in here, as the focus is on the exhibit which was held in 1984. This was a second printing in 1986. It covers needlepoint lace, bobbin lace, bobbin applique lace, machine lac... View more info

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Decorative Textiles

By: Hunter, George Leland

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philsdelphia, J.B. Lippincott: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25851


Very handsome book that has been gently cared for. There's a ery handsome graphic on face board and it's illustrated profusely throughout with no compromise to the extensive text. Includes color plates in addition to black and white photographs. Text covers such subjects as damasks, brocades and velvets; lace; embroideries, carpets and rugs from several countries; tapestries through the ages; chintzes and cretonnes; tooled and illuminated leather; wallpaper; and drapery... View more info

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Historic Colonial French Dress; A Guide to Re-Creating North American French Clothing

By: Johnson. Moyars with Forbes, Judy and Delaney, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana, Ouabache Press: 1982

Seller ID: 24300


Very nice book, Tightly bound with no names or writing and no spine crease. Pages pristine Only fault is mild soil to small area of spine at back. Book is both a costume history of the period and how-to book for recreating French colonial fashions for both men and women. Includes patterns. Drawings show the ensembles worn by various people in the community. 138 pages. View more info

The Laces of Ipswich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840

By: Raffel, Marta Cotterell

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Univ Pr of New England: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 17016A


Crisp, BRAND new book. Nicely illustrated throughout with black and white photographs showing examples of the lace.In the days of early America Ipswich, Massachusetts was home to 600 lacemakers -- a lot by any standard, but phenomenal considering that there were only 601 households! As in Europe, lace was big business with Washington himself paying a visit to Ipswich to help further its economic interests by ordering lace for himself. The author explores what made Ipswic... View more info