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A Happy People - the Miaos

By: Ziran, Bai (ed.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Beijing, The Foreign Languages Press, 1988


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and some scuffing to rear cover. Light "handling creases" to a few pages due to the quality of the paper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 157pp. Many colour photographic illustrations. This picture book, in six parts, details vividly the life, culture, customs and art of the Miao people, one of China's minorities, with a population of approximately five million, living in scattered communities in the hil... View more info

A Practical Treatise on Dying of Woollen, Cotton, and Skein Silk, with the Manufacture of Broadcloth and Cassimere

By: Partridge, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edington, Wiltshire, Pasold Research Fund Ltd., 1973


Originally published in New York in 1823, this edition includes an introduction by J de L.Mann and technical notes by K.G.Ponting. Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 264pp. Includes a folding table to "regulate the yarn, the bier, the breadth in the loom, the run and weight of filling, for a given number of yards". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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All About Making - Geometrical Bucks Point Lace

By: Stillwell, Alexandra

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Salex Publishing, 2006


Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light crease approx one inch in from edge of first 29 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. 260pp. Over 600 b/w line drawings. This book is a pratical manual on making geometrical bucks point lace, and includes chapters on its history and development, techniques, materials required and thirty varied and usable projects, such as handkerchiefs, jabots and wedding presents. View more info

Bridal Fashions

By: Stevenson, Pauline

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan, 1978


Black hardcover, with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, with light soiling and previous owners name (the aunt of the author) on fep. Occasional notes in biro giving further family detail to the photographs. Dustjacket condition: Fair, with light sunning and shelfwear. 128pp. Beautifully illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings, some by the author. A history of bridal fashion through the ages, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 4to - ... View more info

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Hungarian Peasant Embroidery

By: Fel, Edit

Price: £19.00

Publisher: London, B.T.Batsford, 1961


Oatmeal colour cloth with title in dark red on spine and bird motif in red to front cover. Condition: Good, with some browning to endpapers from flaps of dustjacket. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper dated 1964. Binding sound. 138pp. Eight colour plates and 64 b/w illustrations. This book gives an account of the history of Hungarian peasant embroidery, regional characteristics and techniques. There are sections on linen embroidery, cut-thread work with sati... View more info

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Lace Villages

By: Bartlett, Liz

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, B.T.Batsford Ltd., 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, would be classed as very good except that the front endpaper has a crease to the lower right corner. Binding sound, inscribed by author to a previous owner on the title page "for Mary and family, with particular happy memories of days drawing and being helped to recognise beauty in all forms. Love Liz". Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 144pp. Illustrated with approx. 100 b/w ... View more info

Mexican Costume

By: Sayer, Chloe

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Publications, 1985


Black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front pastedown. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 239pp. 36 colour and 115 b/w illustrations. In this book, the author traces the development of Mexican textile arts, examines the social and even magical role played by clothing in many villages, and documents the inventiveness and elegance of Indian dress, both past and present. 4to - over 9¾&... View more info

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Nouvelle Collection De Costumes Suisses Des XXII Cantons

By: Rapp, Anna (preface)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland, Buchverlag Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 1980


NB: Dual text in French and German. Olive green leather effect boards with title in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Condition: Fine. no inscriptions. This book illustrates various costumes from the 22 cantons of Switzerland, and is a reproduction of the 1820 first edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

Regi Szucsrajzok (Magyar Nepmuveszet XXIV)

By: Safrany, Zsuzsanna

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Budapest, Neprajzi Muzeum, 1996


NB: Text is in Hungarian throughout. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. 88pp. Many colour illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals

By: Van Damme, Annemieke

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Smithsonian Institution in Association with Philip Wilson Publishers, 2001

Edition: First Edition


Softcover. Condition: Fine with a hint or sunning to rear cover. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 94pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. Tis book was produced to accompany an exhibition held at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, from December 16, 2001 to March 3, 2002. It was the first exhibition devoted exclusively to decorated wall panels, sculpture and masks, created during initiation rites of the young men of the Dem... View more info

Suke Suke

By: Ito, Toyo

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Nuno Corporation, 1997


NB: Dual text in English and Japanese. Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear, and hint of sunning to edges of text. 51pp. Many colour illustrations. The book consists of an essay by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito discussing the qualities of transparency, in English and Japanese accompanied by images of textiles. The essay is followed by images and descriptions of different types of translucent and transparent textiles produced by Nuno, a Japanes... View more info

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The Art & elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Deisgns with Classic Stitches

By: Wells, Clara Wilcox

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Search Press, 2002

Edition: First Edition


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 160pp. Many colour illustrations. This practical guide brings together a range of fascinating designs including woven necklaces and spiral bracelets, and shows how to vary basic project ideas, using colour and texture to enhance and embellish the designs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Development of Italian Textile Design from the 12th to the 18th Century

By: Santangelo, Antonino

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, A.Zwemmer Ltd., 1964


Terracotta colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, covers have light sunning around very edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Poor to fair, sunning to spine with small chips and tears around edges. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. 240pp. 132 illustrations, including 100 in colour and many in gold and silver. As well as being an account of Italian textiles spanning seven centuries, the author relates the ... View more info

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The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales

By: Hartley, Marie and Ingilby, Joan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Clapham (via Lancaster), North Yorkshire, The Dalesman Publishing Company Ltd., 1978


1978 Reprint of the complete text of the 1951 first edition. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. Small bookshop address label on base of rear cover. 123pp. The book includes sections on the early history of knitting, and knitting in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Westmorland. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Traditional Indian Arts of Gujarat

By: Nicholson, Julia

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Leicester, Leicestershire Museums, 1988


Card covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 52pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition entitled "Traditional Indian arts of Gujarat" held at the Leicestershire Museum and Arts Gallery from 25th June 1988 to 5th march 1989. The catalogue includes sections on the textile techniques of Gujarat including embroidery, beadwork and weaving as well a... View more info