artwork cover journal. Handmade paper, 6.75" x 8.75". $15.00
Medical Companion for Young Men A
Hoosier Historic Enterprises exclusive! By J.L. Arnold, M.D.
(1856). Containing the laws of physiology and health and a history
of every disease; its cause, prevention, and cure. Also, a special
lecture on organic generation; its philosophy, singularities, and derangements;
containing many strange and useful facts on the subject of procreation.
DECORATIVE NEEDLEWORK Ladies complete guide to needlework and embroidery containing clear
and practical instructions whereby any one can easily learn how to do all
kinds of plain and fancy needlework" by Miss Lambert.
When published, this book was a complete guide to every kind of needlework
popular in the period, including crochet, knitting, netting, tapestry,
braiding, and embroidery. Additionally, this book offered one of the first
histories of needlework ever published, creating a model for the many needlework
instruction manuals that followed. A particularly pretty book with numerous
illustrations and comprehensive introduction by Textile Historian Lynne
Zacek Bassett, Consulting Curator for Textiles and Costume, Connecticut
Historical Society, former Curator of Textile and Fine Arts, Old Sturbridge
Village, and author of Textiles for Clothing of the Early Republic and
Northern Comfort: New England's Early Quilts.
1846 Decorative Needlework ISBN 0-9717605-8-6 504 pp Casebound
THE ART OF KNITTING Butterick Publishers.
An extensive guide to all aspects of Victorian knitting -useful and
For Children – baby booties, socks, jackets, sacks shirts, mittens,
capes, toys and knitted dolls.
For Ladies – shawls jackets, stockings, vests, petticoats, slippers,
capes, and hoods.
For Men – ties, suspenders, caps belts,
For the Home – counterpanes, spreads, doilies, mats, rugs, elegant
This book also devotes several chapters to “fancy stitchesillustrations
and fashion plates.
This is a source of invaluable information on historicmodern use. This
edition features a new supplemental “explanation of knitting terms” for
ease of use.
ISBN 0-9717605—7-8 160pp Paperback $16
REAL PEN WORK - self-instructor in penmanship.student, ?this little
book appeals to both calligraphers, needle workers and folk artists.?
“Greatest means even known for learning to write an elegant hand.” This
is one of the few known copies of this book. Beauti- fully illustrated,
with a charming testimonial from a student, this little book appeals to
both calligraphers, needle workers and folk artists. Book & CD with
jpg & pdf of all images $16
THE WEAVERS DRAFT BOOK Facsimile Reproduction from the Archives of the American
Reproduced from only the second known copy of the work, besides being
a significant historical document, this little book can serve contemporary
weavers who wish to expand their vocabulary of weaves. 18 designs for 4
shafts, 3 for 5 shafts, 23 for 6 shafts, 3 for 8 shafts and 5 for 10 shafts.
Plus patterns for stockinets, birds-eyes, denims thicksets, satinets and
more. Clearly and beautifully illustrated, the patterns can be interpreted
Includes contextual essays “The “Mechanic,” the Engraver, the Patron
and the Publisher” by Caroline Sloat, Director of Scholarly Programs, American
Antiquarian Society, and “Hargrove’s Patterns in Contemporary Context”
by Rita J. Adrosko, Curator Emerita, Textiles Collection National Museum
of American History
THE WEAVERS DRAFT BOOK
Paperback 52pp. 22cm x 17cm $12
WORKWOMAN'S GUIDE by a Lady
“One of the most important needlework manuals of the 19th Century”
L.Z. Bassett, Textile Historian
Although she was too humble to identify herself, the English “lady”
who authored The Workwoman’s Guide created one of the most important needlework
manuals of the 19th Century. The book is appropriately titles, for it is
not a handbook of fancywork patterns for ladies of leisure but a comprehen-
sive instructional text.
The modern researcher will find The Workwoman1s guide especially rewarding
to use, for here are head-to-toe descriptions of men1s women1s and children1s
clothing. There are also instructions for making every sort of period household
textile, including elegant bed hangings and window draperies.
COSTUME & FASHION - babies, children, men (laborers and gentlemen),
women (servants and society women) graphically depicted both in the stages
of creation and completion.
INTERIOR DECORATION - Upholstering, bed draperies, window blinds, cases
and cover. The author guides the neophyte through all the steps necessary
to become and accomplished upholsterer.
STITCHING KNITTTING & PLATING - The bone stitch, shawl stitch, network
stitch, honeycomb stitch, French Stitch, and seam stitch are just a few
of the 35 different stitches described and pictured for the knitter.
THE WORKWOMAN'S GUIDE
Paperback 368pp. 28cm x 22cm
ISBN # 0-9191606-4-3. LC Cat No.: 86-2855 $22
“The value of The Workwoman's Guide is that it provides in its text
and illustrations the original 19th century instructions for making and
cleaning clothing and accessories. Described are hundreds of objects that
were stitched from cloth, knitted from yarn, braided, dyed or otherwise
converted into utilitarian and ornamental objects of clothing and household
Caroline Sloat- American Antiquarian Society.