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by Pamela Clabburn

  • ISBN: 0688030548
  • Author: Pamela Clabburn
  • ePub ver: 1711 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1711 kb
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 296
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (October 1976)
  • Formats: lit doc mobi docx
  • Category: Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
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Pamela Clabburn is a very knowledgeable lady. I've owned The Needleworker's Dictionary for years and among my thousand needlework books, it stands out as a remarkable compilation of words/terms and their definitions.

Pamela Clabburn is a very knowledgeable lady. Thank you, Ms. Clabburn for sharing your knowledge. One person found this helpful. And the majority are illustrated! There are about 2,000 terms, 56 FULL PAGE color plates, 300 b&w drawings and 350 b&w photos.

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The Needleworkers Dictionary. William Morrow, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket, 296 pages. Essential volume belongs in every crafters library. Comprehensive (nearly 2,000 definitions) and beautifully illustrated, this would make.

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The Needleworker's Dictionary by Pamela Clabburn Comprehensive international coverage of the fascinating world of the needle arts. Nearly 2000 alphabetically arrange entries Concise historical and practical information 56 Color pages 200 line drawings 350 photographs. Other Products from judyscorner (View All). Coffee Mug Frisky Old Cat Ceramic 15 Ounce Over The Hill New. judyscorner.

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For everyone with an interest in needlework, this dictionary is a must. Essentially a book of extended definitions, it combines the "what it is" and the "how it is done" for a huge range of information both historical and contemporary. What is more, it is unique, being the only modern work to explain the meaning of the innumerable terms and techniques in use over the centuries for all kinds of sewing, stitchery, and embroidery. The book includes 56 color plates, 300 drawings and 350 photographs.
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GAZANIK
This book should be in every needleworker's library. Every question about needlework is answered in this book. I am so happy that I purchased it. Pamela Clabburn is a very knowledgeable lady. Thank you, Ms. Clabburn for sharing your knowledge.
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First off, as far as author Pamela Clabburn is concerned, you couldn't find a more devoted author. She has also written several of the "Shire" books, excellent handbooks on their subject like:

Masterpieces of Embroidery
Samplers (The Shire book)
Beadwork (Shire Library)
Shawls (Shire Library)
The Norwich Shawl: Its History and a Catalogue of the Collection at Strangers Hall Museum, Norwich
PATCHWORK (SHIRE ALBUM)

I especially like the first two books above.

I've owned The Needleworker's Dictionary for years and among my thousand needlework books, it stands out as a remarkable compilation of words/terms and their definitions. And the majority are illustrated! There are about 2,000 terms, 56 FULL PAGE color plates, 300 b&w drawings and 350 b&w photos. So in this 296 page book each pages holds an average of about 9 alphabetical words and about 4 illustrations. There is great cross-referencing to related terms. It seems that color plates are spread out just evenly enough to keep you turning the pages and looking up each element pictured. For example, page 115 is a gorgeous apricot-colored handkerchief: it inspires you to look up each term in its caption: cotton, embroidered with silk, double darning and double running and satin stitching, bobbin lace, Turkish embroidery and 19th century. Each of these 9 terms are defined and described elsewhere in the book.

Another photograph accompanies the Leek Embroidery Society: it is a photo of "Mrs. Wardle" likely making brocade. You'll find in the Bibliography the famous 1968 book Victorian Lace authored by Patricia Wardle as well as her 1970 Guide to English Embroidery published in London by the Victoria & Albert Museum. There is also an article written by G.C. Wardle in 1900 so I take it that the photo is of his wife in Victorian times and Patricia is their daughter or granddaughter.

I found out the origin and meaning of "pin money": when they first came into common use among the nobility in Tudor England, they were so valuable, they could be used as money. There is a reference to King Henry VIII's 5th wife, Catherine Howard, as well as a bequest in a 1542 will to the man's daughter to serve as her "pynne money." Through the centuries, then, when a father or husband gave a woman small sums of money, it was called "pin money" and we still hear this term today.

In England in 1640, John Taylor wrote one of the most famous poems on our favorite topic: The Prayse of the Needle. Its text appears on the two pages on the inside of the front cover and of the back covers of the book, the perfect bookends to a remarkable work that took years to develop. There is a huge Bibliography, a list of Museums and Collections emphasizing embroidery and textiles all over the world and a detailed list of the Picture Acknowledgements for the thousand illustrations.

As I page through to write this review, I keep getting lost in the glorious details and gorgeous pictures. Certainly, a 300-page dictionary is normally not a book you'd sit down to read cover-to-cover. But this book breaks the mold.

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