Jane Austen embroidery Regency patterns reimagined for modern stitchers

Jennie Batchelor

Book - 2020

"Jane Austen was as skillful with a needle as she was with a pen, and this unique book showcases rare and beautiful embroidery patterns from her era, repurposed into fifteen modern sewing projects. Derived from Lady's Magazine (1770-1832), a popular monthly periodical of fashion, fiction, and gossip, the projects consist of embroidered clothes, accessories, and housewares. Designs include an evening bag, a muslin shawl, an apron, a floral napkin set and tablecloth, and other pretty and practical items with timeless appeal. These authentic patterns-many of which have not been reprinted in more than two hundred years-are enlivened by vivid glimpses into the world of Regency women and their domestic lives. Fascinating historical feat...ures, quotes from Austen's letters and novels, enchanting drawings, clear instructions, and inspirational project photography trace the patterns' origins and illustrate their imaginative restoration for modern use. A must-have for every Jane Austen fan, this book is suitable for needleworkers at every level of experience"--

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Subjects
Genres
Patterns (Instructional works)
Patterns
Published
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc [2020]
Language
English
Main Author
Jennie Batchelor (author)
Other Authors
Alison Larkin (author)
Physical Description
159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 157).
ISBN
9780486842875
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  • Embroidery for the home: a "nest of comforts".