The Development of Embroidery in America

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Publisher Description

Candace Wheeler was regarded as the mother of interior design. She was one of the first American female textile and interior decorators. She is well-known for helping to open a file of interior design for women, encouraging new style of American design and making the decorative art affordable. After the Civil War, she advocated the fields of fine arts, applied arts and design suitable for women who needed to support their families. She was the key person in the development of art courses for women in many cities across America.



The story of embroidery includes in its history all the work of the needle since Eve sewed fig leaves together in the Garden of Eden. We are the inheritors of the knowledge and skill of all the daughters of Eve.

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. When embroidering, there can be used many different materials, such as: pearls, metal strips, sequins, beads and quills.

This book gives an overview of the history of embroidery and its development over the time. In it you will read about:

• Beginnings in the New World
• The Crewelwork of Our Puritan Mothers
• Samplers and a Word About Quilts
• Moravian Work, Portraiture, French Embroidery and Lacework
• Berlin Woolwork
• Revival of Embroidery, and the Founding of the Society of Decorative Art
• American Tapestry
• The Bayeux Tapestries



This book is not merely a history book of embroidery, but it is a book with great cultural value, for it talks about things that are transferred from generation to generation, at the same time showing the development of the society.

GENRE
Lifestyle & Home
RELEASED
2015
July 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
238
Pages
PUBLISHER
MobiPubber
SELLER
Todd Gilson
SIZE
502.3
KB

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