Sku : 430887

The Diligent Needle; Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament


For centuries, instruction in needlework was an important part of a young woman's education. Both plain sewing and fancy embroidery required considerable time and effort to learn. As a result, women took great pride in their work.

Needlework skills were used to earn a living, embellish clothing and household furnishings, or simply create beautiful objects. The Diligent Needle showcases this idea with each chapter featuring numerous examples from the Winterthur collection.

• Beautiful photography of needlework pieces from the Winterthur collection.

• Paperback; 39 pages with 32 color illustrations.

• Dimensions: 8.5" square.

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