'If you are looking for a pretty project, you love Jane Austen, have an academic interest in Georgian embroidery and women's lives - or all of these - this is a great book' * SEW Region Magazine * 'Perfect for any fan of Jane Austen's work' * Stitch * 'Full of projects to create stunning historical pieces.' * Woman's Weekly * 'A very accessible book and one that will appeal to a variety of readers ... [I am] much looking forward to settling down to make some of the articles given in it.' -- Mary Hogg, * Jane Austen Society * 'If you're a bone fide Austen fan, this novel book has plenty of embroidery ideas you can stitch with pride (no prejudice in sight!).' * Simply Sewing *. Jennie Batchelor is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent and the author of five books and many articles and book chapters. Jennie has co-hosted embroidery workshops and given various talks about embroidery, Jane Austen and Regency fashion for many events, including Lucy Worsley's BBC documentary 'Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors'. Alison Larkin is a practising embroiderer who lectures on various aspects of needlework. She regularly runs classes and workshops. She has won many awards and written for the journals Costume and The Journal of Dress History.. 15 beautiful embroidery projects from the era of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was as skilful with a needle as she was with a pen. This unique book from Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin showcases recently discovered 18th century embroidery patterns expertly repurposed into 15 exciting modern stitching projects. The patterns and projects are brought to life with glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives by lively historical features, quotes from Jane Austen's letters and novels, enchanting illustrations and inspirational project photography. The book opens with an illustrated introduction on historical embroidery. Next comes the materials and methods section, clearly explaining the key stitches, as well as providing information on threads, fabrics and frames. The practical section includes 15 projects for modern items. The projects are divided into three chapters according to the item the 18th century pattern was originally intended for with patterns for different skill levels: Embroidered Clothes: Dressed to Impress: Projects include Simple Sprig Pattern (Two Ways), Pencil Case, Clutch Purse, Apron, Housewife. Embroidered Accessories: How Do You Like My Trimming?: Projects include Napkin Set, Mobile Phone Pouch, Tablet Sleeve, Jewellery Pouch, Muslin Shawl. Embroidery for the Home: A 'Nest of Comforts': Projects include Tea Box Top, Work Bag, Cushion, Sewing Set, Tablecloth. It is more than likely that Jane herself would have used these very patterns for her own embroidery, and now, with Jennie and Alison's help, readers can stitch-a-long with Jane to make a selection of beautifully embroidered, practical items.
Highly recommend Wow - this is a lovely book filled with gorgeous projects and wonderful information. It’s obvious that the authors have spent a great deal of time researching and refining this book. Superb. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Really interesting and engrossing A lovely book. This has detailed, but not too detailed, information about how embroidery was undertaken in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also detailed, but not too detailed, analysis of embroidery mentioned in Jane Austen novels and how this contributes to our understanding of characters and relationships. Also 15 varied projects for different levels of ability. There are good instructions on making up the projects into bags etc but not so much in the way of instructions for the actual embroidery, so I think this would be hard to do for an absolute beginner. Beautifully presented.
Best embroidery book I’ve bought This is one of the best embroidery books I’ve bought in a long time, it’s based on the embroidery of Jane Austen’s time, but is bang up to date with the projects, which include a sleeve for your iPad/tablet and all other Kinds of little purses and napkins And tablecloths, I can’t wait to get started, I want to do almost everything in the book, which is rare, normally I only find one or two. It also contains lots of interesting facts and anecdotes from her time. Buy it, it’s one embroidery book purchase you will not regret!
Lovely Historical detail Lovely book, well researched and just the right amount of historical fact and came across a YouTube video describing the history of embroidery and textiles related to Jane Austin and her life and times. Had to buy the book. Really interesting 30 minute video, I was sold so well worth doing as a sales technique and just for interest. Glad I bought it.
Wife’s present A present which was gratefully accepted. A great book.
Historical Embroidery Project book. Lots of projects with influences from the Regency period. I loved the embroidery and look forward to making some of them soon. A very good book if you are interested in this era, a fan of Jane Austen novels and love embroidery then this book is for you.
Ideal for someone who love embroidery A good book at a good price
Good quick service Book, as described, arrived in good time and well packed
Magnifique Un ouvrage complet, magnifique et qui présente très bien avec sa couverture rigide. Très satisfaite.
Great Instructions and Projects Perfect . I have always stitched cross stitch and hardanger . This is something new.
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