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"Make It Yourself" by
Call Number: Main Library, TT715.G67 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-05
Examines how women used sewing as both a means of supporting traditional ideas and as a tool of personal agency from 1890 to 1930 , the period when ready-made garments were becoming increasingly available.
Women, Work, and Representation: needlewomen in Victorian art and literature by
Call Number: Main Library, PR468.N4 A44 2003
Publication Date: 2003-06-30
Traces the development of the symbol of the seamstress through a variety of presentations, and provides new insights into the lives of working women throughout the Victorian era.
Tools and Toys of Stitchery by
Call Number: Storage-O 746W589T c.2
Publication Date: 1928
Hundreds of tools used for stitching with pictures and descriptions.
Girlhood embroidery : American samplers & pictorial needlework, 1650-1850 vol. 1-2 by
Call Number: Art Library NK9112 .R57 1993 Vol. 1-2
Publication Date: 1993
English and Other Needlework Tapestries and Textiles, 1960 by
Call Number: Art Library 746Un8E
Publication Date: 1960
Embroidery Through the Ages, 1977 by
Call Number: Art Library, NK9201.N483 G37213
Publication Date: c1978
Glossary of embroidery stitches included.
An abridged version of the exhibition catalog, prepared by N. Gasc, in collaboration with L. Schildge, and others, published (c1977) under title: Broderie au passé et au présent
Part of an exhibition organized by and first held at the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris
The Joan Stephens Collection- Important Samplers and Pictorial Needlework by
Call Number: Art Library, NK9103.S74 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Sotheby' auction catalog of needlework supplies and samplers.
Needlework Through History: An Encyclopedia by
Call Number: Art Library 746H213A Art Reference TT750.L48 2007
Publication Date: 1938
Survey of cultural traditions in needlework throughout the world. American Needlework, 1938
Women and the Material Culture of Needlework and Textiles, 1750-1950 by
Call Number: Art Library, NK8809.W66 2009
Publication Date: 2016-04-27
English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1580-1700 by
Call Number: Art Library, NK9243.E54 2008
Publication Date: 2009-01-27
This book centers around the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s preeminent collection of embroidered objects from England’s late Tudor and Stuart eras. These seventeenth-century embroideries, some eighty works in all, include samplers, gloves, headgear, purses, raised work panels, boxes and mirrors, portrait miniatures, lavishly embroidered Bibles, and a spectacular burse made to hold the Great Seal of England. In a series of essays the book explores the important role of embroidery in the history of textiles and decorative arts and also offers new insight into the role of women in the production of decorative arts. Expert scholars discuss embroidered furnishings, fashion accessories, biblical narratives, and pastoral imagery, to create a superb and comprehensive overview of embroidery during this tumultuous period in English history.
Dress in Detail from Around the World by
Call Number: Art Library GT2050 .D74 2002
Publication Date: 2002
This illustrated work celebrates the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent collection of dress from around the world with many close-up photographs.
Worth to Dior : 20th century fashion from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria / by
Call Number: Art Library, NK4710.N38 1993
Collection of National Gallery of Victoria fashions from 1860-1960. Embroideries, embellishments, shoes & hats.