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The Home Needle by
Call Number: Art Library 646.43 C473H
Publication Date: 1882
Rudiment of dress-making, mending, patchwork quilt directions.
Couture sewing techniques by
Call Number: Main Library TT515 .S483 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Edge finishes, closures, couture techniques.
Symbols of Power by
Publication Date: 2015
A lavishly illustrated, authoritative presentation of the history of Islamic luxury textiles For centuries, luxury textiles were symbols of status, wealth, and power at Islamic imperial courts from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, setting standards for beauty and fueling prosperous, urban economies. This book offers an unparalleled examination of Islamic luxury textiles, drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art's exemplary collection as well as from museums on four continents. Leading scholar Louise W. Mackie offers a generous overview of the cultural significance of these textiles, as well as descriptions of primary motifs and patterns, and explanations of various techniques used in their production. With singular insight into distinctive artistic characteristics of wealthy dynasties and periods, the text--complemented by more than 450 sumptuous illustrations--pinpoints luxury textiles as a vital link between art, culture, and history of the Islamic world. This book offers a much-needed contribution to scholarship on both textiles and Islamic art, and paves the way for further study and appreciation of these objects.
Printed Textiles by
Publication Date: 2014
A history of the cotton and linen textiles printed in Britain and America between 1700 and 1850, discussing their design, methods of manufacture, use, and means of trade. Building on research that has come to light since 1970 and utilizing the technical and scientific expertise of the conservators and scientists at Winterthur, and adding pieces acquired by the museum since 1970, Senior Curator of Textiles Linda Eaton presents a thorough and sweeping study enriched by the diverse approaches to material culture today. The book, illustrated with 600 photographs, offers a full appreciation of the beautiful fabrics that are an intimate part of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Textiles and sewing - research tips
Following is a small list of the many SUBJECTS in OBIS relating to Sewing and Textiles. Use them to find additional resources:
Lace and lace making
Textiles (Textile Fabrics)
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