The Needleworker's Dictionary - Pamela ClabburnMacmillan, 1976, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For anyone with an interest in needlework, this dictionary is a mine of information. What is more, it is unique, being the only modern work to explain simply yet comprehensively the huge number of plain sewing and embroidery terms in use over the centuries.
Nearly 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries cover a wide and fascinating field: the types of embroidery in fashion at different times in different countries of the world; the most important stitches (all those mentioned in the text); people, both famous and not so well known, who have contributed to or influenced the subject in any way; materials, implements, and tools used; and a few of the places and museums where beautiful work can be seen.
The colour and black and white photographs, the hundreds of line drawings, the concise historical and practical information, and the numerous sources for further reading make this handsome book equally suitable for beginners and experts, students and domestic needleworkers..”