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Title:
The complete guide to vintage textiles
Author:
Kurella, Elizabeth M.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI. : Krause Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
249 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780873416764
Format :
Book

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Summary

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A comprehensive guide on identifying, pricing and collecting antique textiles. Photographs show specific traits of fibres, threads and fabrics, for ease of identification. It also includes prices and a list of dealers, collectors, and auction houses.


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Library Journal Review

This new guide to vintage textiles promises a lot--and it delivers. Kurella (Guide to Lace and Linen) has compiled a very basic, practical, and informative resource for appreciating, understanding, collecting, and recycling old textiles. Following a brief introduction, the book is divided into five sections, the largest of which focus on materials--fabrics (manipulations and embellishments), fibers, threads, and yarns--and things--vintage fashions, home furnishings, and fabrics of society. Other sections provide information on milestones of textile history, a guide to shows and sales, and a resource directory arranged by state. The text is easy to read and sprinkled with definitions, explanations, illustrations, diagrams, and charts. The one disappointment is that there are far too few color illustrations. Otherwise, this book is a welcome and affordable purchase for both public and academic libraries.--Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.