An Investigation into 16th and 17th Century Needlework. Jacqui Carey has been meticulously analysing English textiles that have survived from the late-sixteenth to early-seventeenth century. The object-based research revealed a range of ‘lost’ needlework stitches, and this book aims to re-establish an understanding of these stitches by looking specifically at sweet bags. These highly decorative little purses provide the focal point for looking at the context, structure and potential methods of some needlework dating from the Elizabethan, Jacobean and later Stuart periods. Beautifully illustrated, with full references, this book will be a welcome addition to both the textile historian and the practical craftsperson.
by: Jacqui Carey
Published by: Carey Company