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Posted 5 years ago

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kirby19711
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Needlework Through the Ages, by Mary Symonds and Louisa Preece, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Publishers, London 1928, traces the history of needlework. It's large and heavy and I had to save my pennies for quite a few years in order to afford it.

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  1. Mary J Daniels, 4 years ago
    Is this book available? ... or can you recommend another that is?
  2. kirby19711, 4 years ago
    This particular one isn't for sale but there are usually some out there. They are expensive. I haven't found a modern book with the same scope. If you are interested in specific techniques, such as blackwork, books on that particular needlework style will give you more detail. A nice overview of embroidery is The Embroiderer's Story by Thomasina Beck. It starts with Elizabethan embroidery and continues through the modern day.
  3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    WOW! Here are some on abe.com. LOWEST price is $180.

    http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=needlework+through+the+ages&x=0&y=0

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