John Hogg, 1915, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
blue board covers with beige cloth spine; illustrations throughout printed in red & black; The object of this book is to give sufficient knowledge of Embroidery to enable the student to become an expert both from an artistic as well as a commercial point of view. It is purposely written more or less in outline, so that the teacher using it may have scope for original thought and individuality; at the same time the student should be able to obtain a good grounding in the craft, even without the aid of an experienced instructor. The work is therefore carried out in quite an elementary way, starting with the supposition that the pupil has learned nothing whatever of embroidery. The historical part has been but sparsely touched upon. Designing for embroidery should rightly be studied along with the technique, but beyond indicating the style of design suitable for various stitches, and illustrating the method of transferring a pattern to the material, the author has not been able in so small a volume to enter into " Embroidery Designs," as such. The illustrations have been chiefly drawn from specimens in the collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, and, to facilitate the study of the originals, a list of the catalogue numbers has been inserted at the end of the book. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 190 pages. minor marks to covers. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Browning to front & rear end-papers, but body of book clean and unfoxed. Black titles spine. bumping to corners & light wear to edges of boards. Includes index & list of useful reference books. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; Sewing; Embroidery; Art; Fashion, Fabrics & Style. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3098.