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Rugs & Textiles

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  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Adornments

    by Rosemary McLeod

    series The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series
    How to make amazing vintage necklaces, cardigans, slippers, gloves and more, all instructions included. Taken from Rosemary McLeod's amazing book With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft, the 10 patterns in this ebook come from women' s magazines of the 1930s to 1950s, recreated with a modern twist. Rosemary McLeod, bestselling author and expert on textile crafts, has written ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

    An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights

    by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

    Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich.Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

    by Kristina Harris

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    At the turn of the century, ladies of privilege could easily afford their own dressmakers, and even middle-class housewives occasionally employed competent seamstresses. But many women did their own sewing, often relying on Dressmaking, Up to Date, a how-to book published by the Butterick Publishing Company. First published in 1905 and widely considered the first modern American sewing book, this ... Read more

    $22.96 AUD

  • The Mary Brooks Picken Method of Modern Dressmaking

    by Mary Brooks Picken

    “The Mary Brooks Picken Method Of Modern Dressmaking” is a complete guide to tailoring, originally written with the amateur in mind. With simple, step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations and photographs, this classic handbook will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in traditional dressmaking. Contents include: “Dressmaking and Tailoring”, “Modern Methods Make ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Tea Cosies

    by Rosemary McLeod

    series The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series
    How to make amazing tea cosies, all instructions included. Taken from Rosemary McLeod's amazing book With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft, the eight patterns in this ebook come from women' s magazines of the 1930s to 1950s, recreated with a modern twist. Rosemary McLeod, bestselling author and expert on textile crafts, has written easy to follow patterns that will inspire ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Bags

    by Rosemary McLeod

    series The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series
    How to make amazing bags, all instructions included. Taken from Rosemary McLeod's amazing book With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft, the 11 patterns in this ebook come from women' s magazines of the 1930s to 1950s, recreated with a modern twist. Rosemary McLeod, bestselling author and expert on textile crafts, has written easy to follow patterns that will inspire and ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Victorian and Edwardian Fashion

    A Photographic Survey

    by Alison Gernsheim

    Since the invention of photography there has not been a history of fashion completely illustrated by photographs — until this one. Photography historian Alison Gernsheim first studied Victorian and Edwardian fashion in order to be able to date photographs in her collection. Of course the photos soon proved to be the best of all fashion plates — authentic, detailed, as decorative and charming as ... Read more

    $22.96 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Aprons

    by Rosemary McLeod

    series The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series
    How to make amazing vintage aprons, all instructions included. Taken from Rosemary McLeod's amazing book With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft, the six patterns in this ebook come from women' s magazines of the 1930s to 1950s, recreated with a modern twist. Rosemary McLeod, bestselling author and expert on textile crafts, has written easy to follow patterns that will inspire ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Batik Art & Craft

    by Ila Keller

    This complete guide to Batik is an invaluable resource for those interested in Batik history, design, and weaving.Here in this volume, the author has not only given a comprehensive and fascinating account of the origins and history of batik, with examples of techniques and design, but also includes a complete "How-To-Do-It" section on modern methods of creating batik.The text is lucid and easy to ... Read more

    $9.34 AUD

  • Man with a Van

    My Story

    by Drew Pritchard

    SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'When I see something old, that I think is beautiful, special, valuable, it's not about the money. It's about being in another time and place.'Star of TV's Salvage Hunters, Drew Pritchard will go to the greatest lengths for the best deals. He discovered the casts Lord Elgin made of his infamous marbles in a school garage, and broke the bank to buy the tool box Malcolm ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Clerical Vestments

    Ceremonial Dress of the Church

    by Sarah Bailey

    series Shire Library
    The churches of Britain contain a remarkable heritage of exquisitely embroidered vestments, and cathedrals in particular hold some of the most beautiful textiles ever produced in Europe. The history of these priestly garments and how their use developed in Britain and Europe is fascinating. This book outlines the tradition and mysticism associated with them and the role they still play in the ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • A History of English Costume

    by Iris Brooke

    Miss Brooke is a well known as an authority on historical costume. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. The book contains an ample text, four coloured plates, and nearly three hundred drawings in line. This book will prove to be a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the subject, providing a vast amount of information and detail that will ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Family Photographs and How to Date Them

    by Jayne Shrimpton

    For those engaged in family research, there is nothing more frustrating than an early photograph, without any label to identify the subject or the date. But there are always visual clues, and the strongest of these come from what our ancestors are wearing. They dressed up for the camera and their clothes offer us a wealth of information about both the person and the era.Family Photographs and How ... Read more

    $9.34 AUD

  • Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns

    A Complete Lady's Wardrobe

    by Kristina Harris

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    Imported custom-made clothes were usually beyond the financial reach of the average middle-class American woman of a century ago; and store-bought garments were often of inferior quality. This left many women with the options of making their own clothes or hiring a seamstress.While a number of economy-minded women did sew simple housedresses, and clothing for their children, many took favorite ... Read more

    $22.96 AUD

  • 1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company

    by Altman & Co.

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    Svelte flappers in smart frocks and chic hats personify the style of the jazz Age, and this outstanding resource features hundreds of such deliciously distinctive images. Featuring selections from hard-to-find fashion catalogs published by the well-known but now-defunct B. Altman & Company, this volume offers a sumptuously authentic record of the delectable fashions of the 1920s.Over 700 ... Read more

    $27.57 AUD

  • Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

    by Atelier Bachwitz

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    This fine reproduction of a 1929 French fashion catalog features styles for all occasions. More than 50 color illustrations showcase elegant dresses, gowns, and coats from the designers of an influential and internationally renowned studio. Designs include a promenade and party frocks of silk, lace, and taffeta, all in the era's distinctive dropped-waist, knee-length mode, forming a panorama of ... Read more

    $30.64 AUD

  • Jo's Little Favorites II

    A Classic Collection of 15 Small Quilts

    by Jo Morton

    Popular author, Moda Fabrics designer, and small-quilt expert Jo Morton returns with another collection of favorite patterns that you'll be delighted to stitch. Whether you have a handpicked collection of reproduction fabrics just waiting to shine or want to discover new favorites, you'll love sewing and displaying each pretty little patchwork gem! Decorate your home with little quilts--artfully ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • Tatting Patterns: Lessons & Patterns for Tatting with Illustrations

    by Kimberly Em

    Vintage patterns abound! This ebook was created for every person and soul who would love to learn tatting and create things with old-fashioned, vintage patterns. These patterns are extremely old and the instructions for some of these patterns may be slightly different than the wording used in today’s patterns. All of the directions and instructions have been left as these patterns were originally ... Read more

    $5.25 AUD

  • Everyday Fashions of the Sixties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

    by JoAnne Olian

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    This compilation from a style-conscious decade features scores of illustrations with their original captions specifying colors, sizes, prices. Items include apparel for men, women, and children — from lingerie and playclothes to bridal ensembles, Madras jackets, and vinyl slicker coats. Introduction. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations. ... Read more

    $22.96 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Cushions and Decor

    by Rosemary McLeod

    series The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series
    How to make amazing cushions and other interior decor fabric items, all instructions included. Taken from Rosemary McLeod's amazing book With Bold Needle & Thread: Adventures in Vintage Needlecraft, the 14 patterns in this ebook for cushions, curtains and table runners come from women's magazines of the 1930s to 1950s, recreated with a modern twist. Rosemary McLeod, bestselling author and expert ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The History of Underclothes

    by PhiIlis Cunnington and 1 more

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    ". . . thoroughness and most impressive scholarship . . . much entertaining detail and . . . pleasant humour." — The Times Literary Supplement (London)Underwear — practical garments with a utilitarian function or body coverings that serve an erotic purpose? As this fascinating and intelligently written study shows, the role played by underclothing over the last several centuries has been a varied ... Read more

    $19.89 AUD

  • Oriental Rug Aesthetics

    by John Schwaner

    The hand-knotted Oriental rug is an unsigned artwork that reflects the tumult conquests, religious upheavals, and great social and technological changes of the past 2000 years; evolving into a commercial product of mixed heritage and quality. It has honored the floors of rough nomad tents and glorious Persian courts, to the modern household. Across centuries, across cultures, and across religions ... Read more

    $9.97 AUD

  • The History of Quilts and Patchwork Worldwide with Photographic Reproductions

    by Shiela Betterton

    This book contains a classic article on the subject of quilting, being an exploration of its history, popularity, development, traditions, and influence. this illustrated article is worthy of a place in any collection, and is not to be missed by those with an interest in the history of the textile industry. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • 80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates

    1838-1880

    by JoAnne Olian

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    Superb illustrations from a rare source provide authentic views of evolving Victorian fashions — from high necklines, elongated bodices, and fitted bonnets to extravagant bustles. The meticulously reproduced plates include depictions of dresses, gowns, and coats as well as accessories. A must for costume designers, cultural historians, and fashion enthusiasts. Introduction. Captions. ... Read more

    $29.17 AUD