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American needlework : the history of decorative stitchery and embroidery from the late 16th to the 20th century

Author: Georgiana Brown Harbeson
Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann, Inc., 1938.
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Genre/Form: History
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Harbeson, Georgiana Brown, 1894-1980.
American needlework.
New York, Coward-McCann, Inc., 1938
(OCoLC)594161568
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgiana Brown Harbeson
OCLC Number: 1467987
Description: xxxviii, 232 pages : color frontispiece, plates (some color) portraits (1 color) ; 32 cm
Contents: American Indian porcupine-quill embroidery --
Indian bead needlework --
Indian applique, Alaskan fishskin needlework --
Early stump work, silk and wool needlepoint pictures --
Crewel embroidery in the colonies --
Early quilting, candlewicking and turkey work --
Early samplers --
Philadelphia type samplers, Quaker needlework and Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery --
Later samplers --
Embroidered wedding gowns and waistcoats --
Needle lacework: darning on net and tambour --
White work, costume embroideries and accessories --
Moravian work: memorial samplers and silk on satin embroideries --
Embroidered maps and needlework rugs --
Embroidered coats of arms, banners, flags and gals preservation. Needlepoint pictures and upholstery --
Godey's, Leslie's, and Peterson's needlework patterns --
Fashionable Berlin wool-work --
Canvas lacework and raised wool-work --
Embroidery on paper: bookmarks and mottoes --
Braiding, velvet-work and chenille stitchery --
Applique arascene embroidery and ribbon-work --
Beadwork with wool combinations --
Sewing accessories --
Deerfield blue and white work revival, candlewicking and netting --
The transition period --
Religious needlework --
The return to silk embroideries --
New uses of the sampler --
Modern Crewel embroidery --
Contemporary needlepoint embroidery: screens and covers --
Contemporary needlepoint embroidery (continued): miscellaneous furnishings, accessories, petit-point pictures --
Needlework of the future.
Responsibility: by Georgiana Brown Harbeson; illustrated with photographs; drawings by the author.

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