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A HISTORY OF COSTUME.

by Kohler, Carl. Edited by Emma von Sichart. Translated by Alexander K. Dallas.

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Published
1928
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New York: G. Howard Watt, 1928. 464 pp, 8 11/16" H. Colour plates (including frontispiece), b&w photographs, drawings, measured drawings (patterns). "In this book I have tried to show by practical examples the history of the development of dress. This attempt is based on the conviction that nothing but the original costume, if that be accessible, can be… Read more
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OCCUPATIONAL COSTUME IN ENGLAND FROM THE ELEVENTH CENTURY TO 1914.

by Cunnington, Phillis and Lucas, Catherine. With Alan Mansfield.

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Published
1967
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Good+
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First Edition
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London: Adam & Charles Black, 1967. 427 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings, reproductions and photographs. "(This book) fills a wide gap in the history of costume, since former books on the subject have concentrated on the fashions of the more leisured classes (a minority) rather than on the clothes worn by people at work.… Read more
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YUGOSLAVIA/CROATIAN FOLK EMBROIDERY DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES.

by Ribaric, Jelka Radaus, Dr., Foreword. Description of Techniques by Blazena Szenczi. Translated by Janko Paravic.

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Published
1976
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Very Good
ISBN
9780442269050
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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1976. 22 pp + plate section containing 197 colour and b&w examples, square (9 3/8" H x 9 3/8" D). B&w photographs of stitches and b&w stitch diagrams. "This book describes the folk art embroidery as it flourished in the Yugoslavian republic of Croatia until the early twentieth century. Ordinary, otherwise unskilled women… Read more
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PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

by Bicat, Tina.

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Published
2003
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9781861265890
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NZ$33.65

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Marlborough: Crowood, 2003. 144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each… Read more
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THE LORE AND LURE OF HOOKED RUGS.

by McGown, Pearl K.

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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West Boylston, Mass.: Pearl K. McGown, 1966. 310 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Mrs. McGown traces the progress of the creative craft in which she has been so instrumental in both revival of interest and improvement of technique. For thirty-five years, (her) books, workshops and correspondence courses have concentrated on the concept of sharing information. Her newest book,… Read more
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HARDANGER EMBROIDERY.

by Ciotti, Donatella.

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2006
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9781402732270
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New York: Sterling, 2006. 96 pp, 9 5/16" H. Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Hardanger embroidery - counted and pulled thread work - forms stunning patterns with a classic look on evenweave fabrics like linen. First learn an assortment of exquisite stitches, from the Net Motif to Alternating Linked Bars. Then use your new skills on lovely projects, including coordinated… Read more
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THE HARMONY GUIDE TO ARAN AND FAIR ISLE KNITTING.

by Mountford, Debra, editor.

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Published
1995
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Very Good
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9780517884058
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New York: Crown, 1995. 175 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Richly textured Aran knits and colorful Fair Isle designs are two of the most popular traditional knitting styles. This comprehensive sourcebook provides knitters with both the inspiration and the know-how to create items to be worn and treasured for years. Discover the origins of… Read more
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HANDSPUN TREASURES FROM RARE WOOLS. COLLECTED WORKS FROM THE SAVE THE SHEEP PROJECT.

by Robson, Deborah, editor. (Deborah Robson, D.P. Sponenberg, D.E. Bixby, Susan Strawn Bailey, Amy C. Clarke.)

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Published
2000
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Very Good
ISBN
9781883010843
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Loveland, Colorado: Interweave, 2000. 95 pp, 9" H. Color and b&w photographs. "Bringing together the art of spinning and wools from rare breeds of sheep, (this book) catalogs the 29 touring pieces from the Save the Sheep Exhibit. It also includes photos and information on endangered breeds, plus photos of several dozen other pieces that illustrate points about the… Read more
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ANDEAN FOLK KNITS. GREAT DESIGNS FROM PERU, CHILE, ARGENTINA, ECUADOR & BOLIVIA.

by Lewandowski, Marcia.

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Published
2006
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Very Good
ISBN
9781579909536
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New York: Lark, 2006. 144 pp, (10" H). Profusely illustrated in color with photographs, patterns, drawings. "Beautiful bags and accessories (gloves, mittens, scarves, purses, socks, leggings, etc.) based on Andean knitting techniques. Work with the classic motifs and bright colors of the Andean nations to knit stunning bags and accessories. As you create the 35 exceptional… Read more
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ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART.

by Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy. Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

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Published
1992
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Very Good
ISBN
9781550021523
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Toronto: Dundurn, 1992. 128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Colour and b&w photographs. "Rich colours and arresting designs capture the mood of celebration and joy that characterizes this photographic record of contemporary religious works of art. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places… Read more
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PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.

by Bicat, Tina.

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Published
2003
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9781861265890
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Marlborough: Crowood, 2003. 144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each… Read more
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KNITTING FASHIONS OF THE 1940s: STYLES, PATTERNS AND HISTORY.

by Waller, Jane.

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Published
2006
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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Marlborough: Crowood, 2006. 160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings, patterns. "In the first half of the 1940s, the wartime scarcity of wools and dyes produced innovative, figure-hugging lacy designs and creative stitch techniques of bobbles, cables and ribs. In the post-war period, there was an even more acute shortage… Read more
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VOGUE KNITTING STITCHIONARY 2. THE ULTIMATE STITCH DICTIONARY FROM THE EDITORS OF VOGUE KNITTING MAGAZINE. VOLUME TWO. CABLES.

by Scott, Carla, et al.

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Published
2006
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9781931543897
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New York: Sixth & Spring, 2006. 200 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and patterns. "Finally, the cable reference that every knitter craves! Vogue Knitting, the most trusted name in knitting, presents the 'Vogue Stitchionary, Volume 2: Cables': Tried-and-true cables from the pages of Vogue Knitting magazine;… Read more
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CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES. HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

by Sprague, Maxine.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
5th Edition.
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9780969166504
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Calgary, Alberta: The Learning Center Press, 1987. 156 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; Family Fun; Stormy and Rainy Day Play; Educational Activities; Creative Party Planning; Games and Activities; Gift Giving; Holidays and Special Days; Fun, Fast Food; Simple Sewing; Household Hints; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small… Read more
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CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH.

by Hammet, Barbara.

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Published
2002
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780715312131
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 2002. 112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and patterns, b&w drawings. "(Brings) the world of our Celtic ancestors within the reach of today's cross stitcher. (The author) has been inspired by a wide range of Celtic artefacts including stone-carving, illuminated manuscripts, and metalwork to bring a fresh… Read more
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SOFT TOY MAKING.

by Brinley, Rosemary.

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Published
1953
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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London: Frederick Muller, 1953. 93 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w drawings, patterns. Instructions for making sewn and knitted soft toys for babies and young children, including balls, rag books, dolls, rattles and animals. Light edgewear to boards, tiny slight bump at corners, tiny dint at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, moderate to heavy… Read more
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DECORATIVE NEEDLEPOINT: TAPESTRY AND BEADWORK.

by Hickman, Julia.

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Published
1993
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Pleasantville, New York: Reader's Digest, 1993. 128 pp, 4to (10 7/8" H). Beautifully illustrated in color, showing finished projects and patterns. "25 needlepoint projects of original designs including simple repeated patterns, beadwork projects and a range of samplers. Simple step-by-step instructions - easy-to-follow stitching charts ensure each project's success. A final section on finishing and make-up techniques, an… Read more
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STITCHES IN TIME: THE ART AND HISTORY OF EMBROIDERY.

by Kassell, Hilda.

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Published
1966
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1966. 108 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs and diagrams of stitches. "(T)races the history of (the United States) through the illustrated stories that were embroidered on samplers. To help encourage this fascinating hobby, easy-to-follow directions and a clearly illustrated dictionary of the best-known stitches can be found in the second part… Read more
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