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A Stitch in Time

by Aimee E. Newell

Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework?primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States?made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860, this exquisitely...

Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It

by Dorothy Hartley

This unique reference classifies the clothes and accessories of the 12th through the 15th centuries along social lines. Garments of every type, from the wardrobes of peasants and nobility, appear in over 200...


by Elliott,Inger McCabe & Brian Brake

Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java is richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world.

From the royal courts of Yogyakarta...

Historic Costuming

by Nevil Truman

This classic, historical book is a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of historic costuming which is perfect for anyone with a professional interest in theatrical production or design. Extensively...

Balinese Textiles

by Hauser-Schaublin,Brigitta & Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff

In this beautifully illustrated book, three experts examine the history, production and uses of textiles in Balinese society. Many fine pieces are presented, their raw materials and methods of weaving and dyeing...

The Story of Men’s Underwear

by Shaun Cole

Men?s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress. The aestheticism of the body so highly valued...

The Story of Men’s Underwear

by Shaun Cole

Men’s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress. The aestheticism of the body so highly valued...

Conversations with a Curator

by Alda G. Kaye

If youve ever been handed down an old piece of clothing or discovered such a treasure in an attic or closet, youve probably had a variation of this thought: What is one to do with an interesting textile or an...

Malaysian Batik

by Yunus,Noor Azlina

Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition, traces the history of batik, the materials, methods and motifs of the block-stamped and hand drawn methods, and the ways in which Malaysian batik has been transformed...

Jo's Little Favorites III

by Jo Morton

Quilting icon Jo Morton returns with her third book in the "Jo's Little Favorites" series! Enjoy 16 more exquisite little quilts previously available only to her devoted club members--until now.

For the first...

Civil War Legacies IV

by Carol Hopkins

Love fabrics inspired by the Civil War era? Save every scrap? Carol Hopkins applauds you--she saves every scrap too! In this fourth book from her "Civil War Legacies" series, you'll find a collection of small,...

The Care and Display of Historic Clothing

by Karen M. DePauw

Wearable textiles hold their own stories of trade, manufacture and regionalism, just to name a few; they also tell a personal tale of the individuals who created our history. When we look at a piece of clothing,...

Fancy Dresses Described

by Ardern Holt

The Victorians adored fancy-dress parties: what better way to escape the rigidity of social conventions than to spend a festive evening disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? Well-to-do...

The Big Book of Civil War Quilts

by That Patchwork Place

Explore the patchwork style and scrappy flair of 58 history-rich quilts inspired by patterns and fabrics from the 1800s. Showcase the traditional color combinations of reproduction fabrics and popular Civil...

Church Vestments

by Herbert Norris

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....

Jo's Little Favorites II

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...

Kimono Design

by Nitanai,Keiko

Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought....

The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology

by Carol Hopkins & Linda M. Koenig

Gather your favorite reproduction fabrics and stitch magnificent 4" x 5" blocks! Enjoy trying your hand at a wide range of distinctly different quilt blocks--182 in all--from stunning yet simple blocks to intricate...

Batik Art & Craft

by Keller,Ila

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...

Chinese Dress

by Garrett,Valery

Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China.

A comprehensive and sumptuously...