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 Needlework Tool-related Books

 

antique sewing tools

 

  

 

Difficult to find this older

black and white book,

but it's still available

second-hand. It was

inspiration for later authors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the following books are still currently available in bookshops or online; ask at your library too - their ISBN numbers listed below will help. Older books (such as the one pictured above) are included here for research and interest.

 

Nerylla Taunton

Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries (1997)

Antique Collectors Club Ltd

Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

ISBN 1851492534

 

Genevieve Cummins and Nerylla Taunton (1994)

Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance (1994)

Antique Collectors Club Ltd

Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

ISBN 1851492062

 

Rita Heath

Cotton Reel Stands (1999)

Published by the Dorset Thimble Society

 

Mary Andere

Old Needlework Boxes and Tools

David & Charles Ltd, Newton Abbott, UK

ISBN 0715352601

 

Sylvia Groves

The History of Needlework Tools And Accessories (1966; 1973)

Hamlyn Publishing, London

ISBN 0715359134

 

Molly Proctor

Needlework Tools and Accessories, A Collectors Guide. (1990)

Batsford Ltd, London

ISBN 071345895X

 

Gay Ann Rogers

An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools (1983)

John Murray, London

ISBN 0719540216

 

Kay Sullivan

Needlework Tools and Accessories - A Dutch Tradition. (2004)

Antique Collectors' Club Ltd

Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK.

ISBN 1851494715

 

Bridget McConnel

The Story of Antique Needlework Tools  (1999)

Schiffer Publishing Ltd, USA

ISBN 076430710X

 

Bridget McConnel

The Collector's Guide to Thimbles (1996)

Random House UK Ltd

ISBN 858912415

 

Estelle Zalkin

Thimbles & Sewing Implements (1988)

Chilton Book Co. USA (paperback version)

ISBN 0870697633

 

Susan Jean Gowan

Thimbles of Australia (1998)

Kangaroo Press Pty Ltd

ISBN 0864179494

(and since 2010, to use in conjunction with the book, a CD of 1500 photos and new finds)

 

Frederique Crestin-Billet

La Folie des Ciseaux (2003)

Flammarion

ISBN 2082008886  

 

Eleanor Johnson

Needlework and Embroidery Tools. 2nd ed (1999)

ISBN 0747803994

 

Gertrude Whiting

Old-time Tools & Toys of Needlework (1971 reprint of 1928 original)

Dover Publications Inc, New York.

ISBN 0486225178 

 

Averil Colby

Pincushions (1975; paperback 1988)

B T Batsford, London

ISBN 0713430303 (hardcover)

ISBN 0713458801

 

Massimiliano Mandel

Scissors (1990)

ISBN 1854221825

 

Elaine Gaussen

Miller's Sewing Accessories: a Collectors Guide (2001)

Octopus Publishing Group, London

ISBN 1840003537 

 

Helen Lester Thompson

Sewing Tools & Trinkets (1997)

Collector Books, KY

ISBN 0891457364

 

Helen Lester Thompson

Sewing Tools & Trinkets Volume 2 (2002)

Collector Books, KY

ISBN 1574322877

 

Estelle Horowitz & Ruth Mann

Victorian Brass Needlecases (1992)

ISBN 0962585327 

 

Sylvie Collett

Palais Royal Needlework Tools (2009)

Privately published

 

Sheila Williams

The History of Knitting Pin Gauges (2006)

ISBN 1905226756

 

Norma Spicer

Nanny Brooches (2001)

Privately published

 

Diane Pelham Burn

Thread Winders: a Collector's Guide (2001)

Privately published

 

Genevieve Cummins

Antique Boxes - Inside and Out (2006)

Antique Collectors' Club

Woodbridge, Surrey, UK.

ISBN 1851495029

(two chapters on needlework boxes)

 

Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies & Society - 1700-1880

Schiffer Books, USA

ISBN 0764316885

(chapter on sewing boxes plus others of interest)

http://www.hygra.com/sewing.htm  (a single chapter is online)

 

Edwin E. Holmes

A History of Thimbles (1985)

Cornwall Books

ISBN-10: 0845347616

ISBN-13: 9780845347614