One of my Christmas presents this year was 18th Century Embroidery Techniques by Gail Marsh. I’ve wanted this book for a long time and it exceeded my expectations. I was expecting something informative but dull with black and white drawings but 18th Century Embroidery Techniques is a beautiful and entertaining book in full colour with many photos in addition to all the hand drawn diagrams. It explains many 18th century embroidery techniques along with a presentation of all the tools used. There’s also a glossary that was very useful to someone like me who’s completely new to embroidery.
Fashion and culture from the 1700s.
- 17th and 18th-Century Costume in Detail Nov 2, 2009
- The Courtiers Jun 18, 2012
- Skönhetens mask Aug 4, 2009
- Pelisse Mar 2, 2012
- Authentic Decor: The Domestic Interior 1620 - 1920 Mar 21, 2010