Fabric Arts/Sewing

Fabric Arts/Sewing

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Magazine of Dar Al-Athar Al Islamiyyah Issue 13 (2002)
1 Magazine of Dar Al-Athar Al Islamiyyah Issue 13 (2002)
Kuwait State of Kuwait Ministry of Information 2002 Volume 13 Card Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful magazine not often seen, published in both ENGLISH and ARABIC, but not simultaneously. The first version of the magazine is in English and then at the back the exact same one is presented in Arabic. Beautiful color photos and drawings in black and white. The organization which publishes it is a cultural entity which engages in organizing concerts, children's activities, art exhibits and loans to other museums around the world. One loan mentioned in the issue was given to the Cleveland Art Museum. Articles in this issue include: Medieval Islamic Textiles; Carpets; Urban planning and architecture; Tower Temples in the Ancient Orient; and more. Magazine is so beautifully done it looks like a book. Measures 8-1/4" x 12" and is very clean and nice. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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2 The "Yankee" Tailor's Pressing Machine
Hammond, New York The Evans Manufacaturing Co. Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice, clean little booklet marred only by light pink stain to spine area at top front. Orange paper cover. Undated. Text shows illustration of the pressing machine and describes two models -- large and small -- followed by two pages of testimonials, two pages showing illustration of various machine parts and a price list for said parts. Eight pages. Measures 3"x5" 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors), Bonito, Debra
3 Bonito, Debra Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Atglen, PA. Schiffer Pubishing Ltd. 2001 0764312693 / 9780764312694 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book itself is bright and clean with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Very clean inside and out. The dustjacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 207 beautifull illustrated pages. Color photographs are plentiful and there is also much information on lace trim, bridal hankies, fashion, society embroidery, Appenzell-work, bed linens, table linens and more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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More Shadow Stitching aka dede Says, Dede Ogden
4 Dede Ogden More Shadow Stitching aka dede Says
Unknown Privately Printed 2005 Presumed First Soft Cover Fione 16mo - over 5" - 6" Oblong 
This instruction manual caught my eye because I never heard of shadow stitching. From what I gather it is a technique which provides shadowing using stitches already known and the use of thinner thread and room for part of the mesh to show. If you google it you will see beautiful examples. This book is not written in and shows no other defects. It's bound with a plastic spiral and is in excellent condition. The book measures 6" x 8-1/2" and is 1/2" thick. the covers protected by clear plastic both front and back and there is also a surprise in the back. I'm not sure if it came this way, but there appears to be three or four postcards in a plastic bag affixed to the back of the back cover. I think the cards might all be beautiful pictures of the results of this technique. Very nice -- the hearts are on the bag, not inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Finger Crochet, Franck, Dorothea Seelye
5 Franck, Dorothea Seelye Finger Crochet
Beirut, Lebanon Al-Khal Printers 1984 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Williamson, Susan SIGNED by Author
Very scarce book which the author had been compiling for years. She taught herself the technique while living in the U.S. and began putting ideas on paper in Turkey, and Zaire before teaming up with her illustrator in Beirut, Lebanon. She explains the basic technique and then shows how to enliven it with embroidery, edging and decoration. SIGNED by author at top of revesre side of front cover thus, "To ----, in appreciation. Dorothea." Franck died in 1988 at the age of 71 and was revered for her work iin stengthening American and Middle Eastern relations. Book measures 9"x11" and has 32 pages. Illustrated with sepia photograhs and drawings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Art of Dimensional Embroidery (Brazilian  Embroidery), Freitas, Maria A.
6 Freitas, Maria A. The Art of Dimensional Embroidery (Brazilian Embroidery)
Meridian, Idaho EdMar Company 2002 0963948105 / 9780963948106 Fourth Edition Soft Cover As New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, as new booklet with a very attractive cover image. Inside there is much information and drawings and photos in black and white for taching yourself the essential stitches and flowers for creating Brazilian style dimensional embroidery.The book measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 48 pages. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Easy Steps in Sewing or Adventures Among the Thimble People / The Wonder Book of Knowledge  (Combined Salesman's Dummy Books), Fryer, Jane Eayre
7 Fryer, Jane Eayre Easy Steps in Sewing or Adventures Among the Thimble People / The Wonder Book of Knowledge (Combined Salesman's Dummy Books)
Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto The John C. Winston Company 1928 Salesman's Sample Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a double saleman's sample book in very good, clean condition. The pairing of titles is a bit odd, but here you have it -- half the book shows the Mary Frances sewing book, but when you flip it upside-down the back cover is the front cover for The Book of Knowledge. (see photos). To my mind the main book is the sewing book -- a charming title which even here in abbreviated form includes a sample pattern for little girls to learn to make doll cllothes. The art is very cute too and includes a couple more color plates. The Mary Frances books were a series designed to teach various domestic arts. The Book of Knowledge is interesting too, with lots of photos, but this is a great addition to a Mary Frances collection, or a sewing collection. Book measures 7"x9-1/2". Order forms at center are unused. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Gostelow, Mary Art of Embroidery Collections of Great Britain and the United States
New York Dutton 1979 0525930647 / 9780525930648 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book, clean as a whistle inside and out.. Pages and page edges white as snow. Dustjacket has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Beautifully illustrated throughout in both color and black and white. Discusses the fabulous collections held in Britain and the U.S., including Blair Castle, Colonial Willamsburg, Hardwick Hall, the Henry Ford Museum, Winterthur, Historic Deerfield, Traquair House, Wells Cathedral and much more. 256 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Salish Weaving, Gustafson, Paula
9 Gustafson, Paula Salish Weaving
Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntye Ltd. 1980 0888942680 / 9780888942685 Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very handsome, clean book, with just a small holiday inscription to top corner of front free endpaper. No tears or chips, no other markings and no bumps to boards. Jacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9"x12-1/2" and has 131 pages. Illustrated with maps, instructive line drawings, and black and white photos of weavers plying their craft, as well as of finished products. Color plates at center of book.An informative tribute to the Salish people of the Pacific northwest,. Ample text. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33, Hargreaves, Kim
10 Hargreaves, Kim Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33
United Kingdom Rowan Yarns 2003 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Beautiful magazine measuring 9-1/2"x12-1/2" printed on quality coated paper and lavishly illustrated with designs in full color worn by models in visually appealing settings. Patterns at back in black and white. Includes a talk with designer Zoe Mellor as well as articles on crochet, the fear of knitting with color; and the latest fashions from Milan, Paris and New York. Almost a book! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Treatise on Modern Drawn Work in Color, Houck, Mrs. Isaac Miller
11 Houck, Mrs. Isaac Miller A Treatise on Modern Drawn Work in Color
Tiffin, Ohio Self-published 1904 Third New Enlarged Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice booklet oversized at 8"x11". Enlarged from the original of 1897. The booklet is tightly bound, but shows a small loss of paper at top of spine and a small chip to spine edge of front cover visible in photo. There are also a few dark stains to front, but these are not highly visible due to darkness of the green paper. The author subsidized her effort iwith national advertising at both front and back. The text is illustrated with both black and white and color images. Much information on technique, equipment, borders, corners, the study of color, and embroidery. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Twills and Twill Derivatives; Design Your Own Four to Eight Harnesses, Landid, Lucille
12 Landid, Lucille Twills and Twill Derivatives; Design Your Own Four to Eight Harnesses
Old Greenwich,. Connecticut Self-published 1977 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is an excellent publication not often seen.The book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Cover has toned, front and back, but pages have not. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 119 pages. Ilustrated with photographs showing the various weaves plus many instructional drawings. See second photo for table of contents. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Jack Lenor Larsen: Creator and Collector, McFadden, David Revere; Constantine, Mildred
13 McFadden, David Revere; Constantine, Mildred Jack Lenor Larsen: Creator and Collector
U.S.A. Merrell Publishers 2004 1858942179 / 9781858942179 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful book with pristine boards showing no bumps or creases. Dustjacket is likewise clean and nice with just a small bit of edge wear to top of spine. looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Beautifully illustrated throughout in color. Jack Lenor Larsen is a noted textile designer, but ais lso a collector of crafts from cultures all over the world. This book celebrates both aspects in words and pictures. Book measures 10-3/4"x11-1/2" and has 192 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hawaiian Quilt Masterpeices, Shaw, Robert
14 Shaw, Robert Hawaiian Quilt Masterpeices
New York Hugh Lauter Levin Associates Ince. 1998 0883633965 / 9780883633960 Presumed First Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, beautiful book, gently cared for. Contents includes 48 masterepices in Hawaiian quilting, some historic, others contemporary. Each example is photographed in full page format and printed on quality coated paper. The book is oversized at 9-1.2" x 12-1/2" and has 120 pages. The preface tells the history of Hawaiian quilting and then ushers the reader into the gallery. The colors are clear and brghts and you caneven see the tiny stitches. Each example is nicely and compeltely described. Nice enough to be a gift. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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