Antique American Needlework Tools

Many one-of-a-kind handmade examples represent American subcultures and regional tastes. With more than 750 color photographs, this is an invaluable resource for historians, scholars, collectors, and embroidery and sewing enthusiasts.

Antique American Needlework Tools

Featuring exquisite examples from museums and private collections, including many rare items, this treasure trove explains and illustrates the history and beauty of American sewing tools. Exhaustively researched, it is the first publication to focus on the topic and shares the story of the American industries, innovations, and uses related to hand sewing and embroidery tools. Insights spring from well-documented primary sources like eighteenth-century American newspaper advertisements or a twentieth-century thimble patent. The book offers historical background, detailed descriptions, and photographs of needles and threads, bodkins and awls, chatelaines, hoops, lucets, and more. The strong link between women's history and needlework tools is captured as well. Many one-of-a-kind handmade examples represent American subcultures and regional tastes. With more than 650 color photographs, this is an invaluable resource for historians, scholars, collectors, and embroidery and sewing enthusiasts.

Needlework Tools and Accessories

Needlework Tools and Accessories - A Dutch Tradion is the only book to explore this subject fully: containing a great deal of new information and many photographs not previously illustrated.

Needlework Tools and Accessories

Needlework Tools and Accessories - A Dutch Tradion is the only book to explore this subject fully: containing a great deal of new information and many photographs not previously illustrated. Kay Sullivan's comprehensive book will prove an indispensable addition to the libraries of needlework tool enthusiasts, collectors, dealers, antique shops and auction houses.

Old time Tools and Toys of Needlework

Describes the forms and uses of winders, bobbins, hoops, frames, bodkins, and other sewing implements used in various world cultures

Old time Tools and Toys of Needlework

Describes the forms and uses of winders, bobbins, hoops, frames, bodkins, and other sewing implements used in various world cultures

Findings

Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries. Antique Collectors' Club,
Woodbridge, Suffolk. . 1999. Antique Needlework Tools. Early American Homes
3o(1):49~51. Taylor, Lou. 1983. Mourning Dress: A Costume and Social History.
George ...

Findings


An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools

Art E5 Antiques Weekly ( July 2 , 1977 ) : 22-5 . ... Groves , Sylvia , The History of
Needlework Tools and Accessories . ... Harbeson , Georgiana Brown , American
Needlework ; the History of Decorative Stitchery and Embroidery from the Late ...

An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools


Hedonizing Technologies

Nerylla D. Taunton, Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries (Woodbridge,
Su=olk, UK: Antique Collectors' Club, 1997), 15. Like all ... Mildred J. Davis, Early
American Embroidery Designs (New York: Crown Publishers, 1969), 25. 6.

Hedonizing Technologies

The book addresses basic issues in the history of labor and industry and makes an original contribution to the discussion of how technology and people interact.

Needlework in America

American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum . " Antiques ,
Part 1 , February 1974 ; Part 2 , April 1974 : Giffen , Jane C. See ( Nylander ) ,
Jane C. Giffen . Ginsburg ... The History of Needlework Tools and Accessories .

Needlework in America

This authoritative history of American needlework covers Indian quillwork, embroidery, quilting, rug hooking, and other traditional needlecrafts, illustrating step-by-step techniques with drawings and diagrams

Stitching the World Embroidered Maps and Women s Geographical Education

Swan, Susan Burrows (1977) Plain and Fancy: American Women and Their
Needlework, 1700–1850, new york: routledge/holt, rinehart and Winston.
Taunton, nerylla (1997)Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries,
Woodbridge, Suffolk: ...

Stitching the World  Embroidered Maps and Women   s Geographical Education

The period from the late eighteenth century until about 1840 coincided with major changes in educational theories and practices, especially for girls, and this book uses needlework maps and globes to chart a broader discussion of women's geographic education. In this light, map samplers and embroidered globes represent a transition in women's education from 'accomplishments' in the eighteenth century to challenging geographic education and conventional map drawing in schools and academies of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Stitching the World Embroidered Maps and Women s Geographical Education

... Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850, New York:
Routledge/Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Taunton, Nerylla (1997) Antique
Needlework Tools and Embroideries, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors«
Club. Theobald ...

Stitching the World  Embroidered Maps and Women   s Geographical Education

From the late eighteenth century until about 1840, schoolgirls in the British Isles and the United States created embroidered map samplers and even silk globes. Hundreds of British maps were made and although American examples are more rare, they form a significant collection of artefacts. Descriptions of these samplers stated that they were designed to teach needlework and geography. The focus of this book is not on stitches and techniques used in 'drafting' the maps, but rather why they were developed, how they diffused from the British Isles to the United States, and why they were made for such a brief time. The events of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries stimulated an explosion of interest in geography. The American and French Revolutions, the wars between France and England, the War of 1812, Captain Cook's voyages, and the explorations of Lewis and Clark made the study of places exciting and important. Geography was the first science taught to girls in school. This period also coincided with major changes in educational theories and practices, especially for girls, and this book uses needlework maps and globes to chart a broader discussion of women's geographic education. In this light, map samplers and embroidered globes represent a transition in women's education from 'accomplishments' in the eighteenth century to challenging geographic education and conventional map drawing in schools and academies of the second half of the nineteenth century. There has been little serious study of these maps by cartographers and, moreover, historians of cartography have largely neglected the role of women in mapping. Children's maps have not been studied, although they might have much to offer about geographical teaching and perceptions of a period, and map samplers have been dismissed because they are the work of schoolgirls. Needlework historians, likewise, have not done in depth studies of map samplers until recently. Stitching the World is an interdisciplinary work drawing on cartography, needlework, and material culture. This book for the first time provides a critical analysis of these artefacts, showing that they offer significant insights into both eighteenth- and nineteenth-century geographic thought and cartography in the USA and the UK and into the development of female education.