• Origin: Global

    Macramé
    Complete guide to the work table

    Complete guide to the work-table

    Language:
    Book release: 1884

    Contains instructions in Berlin work, crochet, drawn-thread work, embroidery, knitting, knotting or macrame, lace, netting, poonah painting, & tatting, with numerous illustrations and coloured designs (1884).


  • Origin: Global

    Plants in art
    Fifteen floral designs

    Fifteen floral designs

    Language:
    Book release: 1890

    Design, Plants in art, New York School of Applied Design for Women, Decoration and ornament–Plant forms, Floral patterns


  • Origin: Global

    Beading
    New Bead Book

    New Bead Book

    Language:
    By: Emma Post Barbour

    From remote antiquity has come the use of beads for personal adornment. A comparison of the beadwork found in the ancient tombs of Egypt with that in vogue at the present time is proof conclusive of the fascination the bright pieces of glass, pottery, metal, bone, ivory, wood, jet, amber, coral, etc. have always held for mankind. Savage tribes used beads as a basis of barter, and wampum (beads made of shell) served our own American Indians for money and ornament. In certain parts of Africa beads evidently of Egyptian or Phoenician origin are occasionally found embedded in the earth. These are supposed to have been used as a medium of trade by the ancients and are greatly prized.

    Since the fourtheenth century the manufacture of beads has been a regular industry in Venice, and there are now a number of European countries engaged in bead production. In our own time the fashioning of beaded articles is not a fad; it is more than a love of adornment – it is artistry; there is a certain charm about the combining of the colors which are made more beautiful by the play of light on the surface of the beads. In our military hospitals beadwork whiles away many otherwise weary hours for the convalescents, combining the making of articles for which they receive compensation with a very pleasant pastime.

    So, in presenting this guide to the fashioning of a small number among the thousands of articles which can be made through the use of beads, we wish to leave you with this thought – that beadwork is always worth while; though fashion may change there is always a return to the beaded; the artistic work of your hands today will give you much satisfaction while the vogue is strong, and a work of art always lives, becoming enhanced by age in both value and sentiment.

    E.P.B


  • Origin: Global

    Dyeing
    Batik and other pattern dyeing

    BATIK AND OTHER PATTERN DYEING

    Language:
    By: WALTER DAVIS BAKER and IDA STRAWN BAKER
    Book release: 1920


  • Origin: Global

    Dyeing
    The practical ostrich feather dyer

    THE PRACTICAL Ostrich Feather Dyer

    Language:
    By: ALEXANDER PAUL


  • Origin: Global

    Lace
    The Art of Modern Lace Making by Butterick Publishing Company

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

    Language:
    By: Butterick Publishing Company
    Book release: 1891


  • Origin: Global

    Needlework
    Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Mary Buckle and Lewis F. Day

    ART IN NEEDLEWORK

    Language:
    By: Mary Buckle and Lewis F. Day
    Book release: 1900


  • Origin: Global

    Needlework
    Corticelli Home Needlework, 1898: A Manual of Art, Embroidery and Knitting


  • Origin: Global

    Needlework
    Embroidery and tapestry weaving, by grace christie

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

    Language:
    By: Grace Christie
    Book release: 1912


  • Origin: Global

    Needlework
    Jacobean embroidery, by ada wentworth fitzwilliam and a. f. morris hands

    Jacobean Embroidery: Its Forms and Fillings, Including Late Tudor

    Language:
    By: Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands
    Book release: 1912


  • Origin: Global

    Quilts
    Quilts, their story and how to make them by marie d. webster

    Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them

    Language:
    By: Marie D. Webster
    Book release: 1916


  • Origin: Global

    Sewing
    Dress design, an account of costume for artists & dressmakers by talbot hughes

    Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists & Dressmakers

    Language:
    By: Talbot Hughes
    Book release: 1920


  • Origin: Global

    Weaving
    Theory of silk weaving by arnold wolfensberger

    THEORY OF SILK WEAVING

    Language:
    By: ARNOLD WOLFENSBERGER
    Book release: 1921


  • Origin: Global

    Wood-working
    Wood carving, design and workmanship by george jack

    WOOD-CARVING DESIGN AND WORKMANSHIP

    Language:
    By: GEORGE JACK
    Book release: 1903


  • Origin: Global

    Needlework
    Tatting and netting

    Tatting and Netting

    Language:
    By: Butterick Publishing Company
    Book release: 1895