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IF it was still clear as mud after I read it, there were pictures and drawings.
At first I flipped through it looking at the photos, then I went back and spot read some things then I went back and read the whole thing.
For what it is, a breakdown of 18th century embroidery techniques, this is a very comprehensive book.
I needed to find examples of 18th Century Embroidery & this had almost everything I needed for my research. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Linda Gregory
When I first ordered this book I was not interested in anything but the Tambour technique and going by one of the reviews I thought this would be a good choice. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shopping J
I'm glad someone referred me to this book. I adore the 18th century--especially the clothing. And with my renewed interest in embroidery, this was the perfect choice. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Colonial Girl
This was a gift for my stitching friend. We both like the book and it will be used many times as a reference as well as just enjoying the history lessons.Published on September 11, 2011 by tomballite
Beautiful photos of extant garments and embroidery patterns, accompanied by a detail drawing of each pattern, making it possible for an experienced needleworker to recreate these... Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Michelle Ligon
Extraordinary book! A must have for all living history interpeters who delight in embroidery and stitchery.Published on July 26, 2010 by Patricia A. Sowers
Thank you Gail Marsh! What a delight! A book for any traditional needlewoman looking for new ways to explore or expand her skills. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by P. Pollack
I gave this book to my Mom for Christmas and we have both really enjoyed looking at all the intricate details that were beautifully captured in the pictures. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by Katie
Am especially thrilled with the historical information in the book, and the quotes from people who actually wore the clothes concerned.Published on January 31, 2010 by Millie Gilbert