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Rugs & Textiles eBooks

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  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Adornments

    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

    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

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Love Note

    A heartwarming and uplifting page-turner

    by Kate G. Smith ...
    'Life-affirming, emotional and fun! A fabulous roller coaster of a read. I loved it!' Heidi Swain 'A fabulous, fun and flirty summer read!' Jenni KeerA wedding dress. A love letter. A secret that will change everything...When Maggie Burnett discovers her mother's beautiful wedding dress just days after she passes away, she wonders why she'd been told it was missing...Pinned to the waistband ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Tea Cosies

    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

  • Authentic Victorian Dressmaking Techniques

    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

    $21.93 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Man with a Van

    My Story

    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

  • The Mary Brooks Picken Method of Modern Dressmaking

    “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

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Victorian and Edwardian Fashion

    A Photographic Survey

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    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

    $21.93 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Aprons

    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

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Rosemary McLeod Craft Series: Bags

    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

  • A Carpet Ride to Khiva

    Seven Years on the Silk Road

    The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva - a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan - immensely alluring, and stayed.Immersing himself in the language and rich ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns

    A Complete Lady's Wardrobe

    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

    $21.93 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mode in Hats and Headdress

    A Historical Survey with 198 Plates

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    A year afterR. Turner Wilcox received rave reviews for her ultimate fashion reference, The Mode in Costume, she decided to zero in on one chic category to give it the close-up it deserved. The result is this extraordinary handbook that covers the worldwide evolution of almost five thousand years of hats, hairstyles, and headdress for both sexes. Since ancient times, men and women have used hats ... Read more

    $24.87 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Japanese Kimono Designs

    series Dover Fashion and Costumes
    Japan's ancient and esteemed tradition of textile arts has long been reflected in the delicate beauty of the kimono and its appealing designs. This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.Devotees of fashion, art, and Asian culture will appreciate this beautiful book and its ... Read more

    $17.61 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The History of Quilts and Patchwork Worldwide with Photographic Reproductions

    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

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $9.52 AUD

  • Church Vestments

    Their Origin and Development

    The Christian church's earliest vestments were hardly distinguishable from the everyday dress of ordinary people in ancient Rome, but in time, ecclesiastical dress acquired its own distinguishing characteristics. This comprehensive reference by noted English costume authority Herbert Norris traces the evolution of clerical attire through the centuries until the end of the 1400s.The meticulously ... Read more

    $27.80 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages, that asserts that a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire. The term employs traditional light-versus-darkness imagery to contrast the era's "darkness" (lack of records) with earlier and later periods of "light" (abundance of ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $27.86 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Short History of Costume & Armour

    Two Volumes Bound as One

    Book 2 - Dover Fashion and Costumes
    This magnificent fashion history is a stylistic panorama that ranges from the Norman conquest to the early 19th century, focusing chiefly on armor, from the Crusades to the 17th century; clothing of the English upper classes, both sexes, 11th to 19th centuries; and accessories, including gloves, belts, corsets, shoes, and headgear. 342 black-and-white illustrations. ... Read more

    $21.93 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pattern Sources Of Scriptural Subjects In Tudor And Stuart Embroideries

    “Pattern Sources Of Scriptural Subjects In Tudor And Stuart Embroideries” explores the colourful history of embroidery, focusing on the sources of design of “scriptural” subjects in English needlework during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This vintage book will appeal to those with an interest in the history and development of European needlework. Contents include: “A History of Textiles ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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