Published by Heather Toomer Antique lace: ISBN 978-0-9542730-3-3
This sequel to our book on 18th-century whiteworked accessories continues the story from the 1790s into the 1840s as new accessories developed for women: kerchiefs were first replaced by habit shirts, or chemisettes, to fill
low necklines; then in the 1820s-30s extravagant pelerines spread over high, wide shoulderlines; while in the later 1830s-40s, fichus and capes wrapped closely round the body to create a more demure line. All played a vital role in creating the changing fashionable
As important as the style of accessory was its decoration. Fine hand-embroidery still flourished and its stitches and designs also varied with the times. All these changes
in accessories, their relationship with the underlying dress, and the embroidery styles are followed in numerous contemporary fashion plates, portraits, embroidery patterns and photographs of original articles. Scaled patterns of various garments and information
on the location of items in public collections are also given.
This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with cataloguing a costume or embroidery collection, embroiderers
and designers requiring detailed information for accurate reproductions or seeking inspiration for new works, costume and social historians, and anyone with a love of fine craftsmanship.
pages with over 400 colour and b&w illustrations including: photographs of original whiteworked costume accessories; fashion plates and portraits showing how they were worn; close-ups of their embroidery and over 30 accurate patterns to facilitate reproduction
of many examples.
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