Caroline Green Victorian Crafts Revived

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Victorian Crafts Revived

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9780715315101: Victorian Crafts Revived

Many of the designs are taken from original pieces of stitching while others are adapted from genuine Victorian magazines and pattern books. The wide range of delightful projects includes: decoupage Christmas baubles, beadwork earrings, a patchwork cot quilt, lacework cushions, a traditional Christening gown, an embroidered pillow case, a needlepoint footstool, shellwork Valentines, a quilting picture and boxes, paper-lace picture mounts and dried flower displays under glass. Each craft is described in complete step-by-step detail, providing easy projects for beginners and ideas to tempt the more experienced craftsperson. And, throughout, there are gorgeous colour photographs with antique settings and accessories, which evoke the Victorian atmosphere and show the great potential of the designs as family heirlooms and desirable gifts.

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Drawn from Victorian originals, the 50-plus projects in this book provide a how-to survey of some favorite 19th-century crafts, a good introduction for anyone looking to try out a variety of skills before deciding which to pursue in depth. Designs range from needlework (quilting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, lacework, tassel making, beading) to papercraft (decoupage, quilling, papier-mâché) to floral and shell work, all accompanied by good color photos.

About the Author:

Caroline Green is a very experienced freelance craft designer and author, working regularly on books and women's magazines and designing for companies such as Sandersons and Hallmark Cards. She trained as a graphic designer at Kingston Polytechnic and worked for seven years at Woman's Weekly magazine. She was also Deputy Home Editor at Prima magazine from 1987 to 1989. Caroline Green lives in Berkshire.

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