Wednesday, 28 January 2015

3 Quilt Books * £13 €25 $75 Shipping Included

The first softback book of 176 pages is the most comprehensive book on hand applique in quilting. There are patterns for 29 beautiful blocks which lead from the simple to the more ornate designs.
Using the freezer-paper (available on eBay) template method these beautiful designs are achievable by everyone.
Here you can see the very clear diagrams for making your own quilt.
This book is in excellent condition.
The miniature quilts involve more embroidery. This softback book of patterns is 96 pages is in good condition.
If you don't feel up to undertaking a major quilt project - or you just don't have room! These miniature quilts are a delightful opportunity for you to create something small and delectable.
Again all patterns and techniques are clearly diagrammed.
Finally there is a book of museum postcards for you to keep or send
There are 24 cards all with provenance and descriptions perforated for you to detach.
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SAVE £50 Rare Lace Book Puntas + Identification of Lace * £65 €105 $170 Including Shipping

This good condition, full size Spanish language hardback book of 194 fabulous black and white images and over 40 pages of text (in Spanish) is very rare - there are few copies to be had for love or money.  
There are good examples of early lace like the this 15th century Venetian Reticella
and this of the 17th century
These examples are Venetian also for the 17th century
There are also French, Spanish, Flemish and Dutch examples - as well as fans and bobbins used.
As a free gift with Puntas is Pat Earnshaw's comprehensive and fully illustrated book on the identification of lace. This is a softback small format book of 160 pages in good condition
and I would retitle it A Lace Lover's Bible.....
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UK Museum & Galleries Yearbook (2008) * £13 €25 $75 (New Zealand and Australia €85) Including Shipping (Heavy Item)

Originally priced £155 this comprehensive yearbook covering the entire United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a deaccessioned library book and is some years' old. However, life changes slowly, if at all, in the museum world and with over 300 pages of listings, this is a valuable research tool if you wish to discover what treasures museums have in their collections. It is sufficiently up-to-date to have current telephone numbers, email and web addresses.
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SOLD 7 Design Catalogues * Scarlet Letter, Elizabeth Bradley, Permin and Clara Waever Catalogues * £12 €20 $50 Including Shipping

Marsha Parker (formerly Marsha Van Valin) deserves a medal of honour for the work she has accomplished in making historic samplers available to stitchers. She has charted a prodigious number of samplers from European and US museums and the extent of her work is reflected in her catalogues. This bundle is 2 catalogues plus around 20 supplements.
They are certainly pretty samplers images to enjoy - but these are so much more than this as Marsha carefully described the samplers, their makers and their sources - an education in its own right.
If you are a lover of historic samplers, I could not recommend these to you more.
I won't go on about the days when one could walk down Stroget in Copenhagen and look in the windows of both Eva Rosenstand and Clara Waever like some child looking in a toyshop on the eve of Christmas....
but here you are two comprehensive catalogues of work carried home from the now sadly-missed fabulous sampler museum in Celle.
The catalogue even has a delightful charted pattern to make the circular daisy cloth you can see in the bottom left hand corner above.
The Permin catalogue together with the previous catalogue document with their reproductions, samplers in the Celle museum - as well as the work of wider interest to the stitcher.
Here you can enjoy some of the samplers from the Celle Museum in their replica format.
And then there is the work of Elizabeth Bradley.
Every year I would make at least one pilgrimage to Liberty's of London to see what was new and take home the latest catalogue which came in the form of a massive double sided A1 folded sheet covered with all the beautiful Elizabeth Bradley designs
All these items are in carefully kept order and I hope their beauty will inspire you to continue your stitching.