1977 1st Ed 'Patchwork & Appliqué' DJ, Needle Arts, Illustrated - Crafts, Quilts, Sewing, Home Decor

Collector's 1977 first edition, stated first print vintage hardcover book with original dustjacket - Patchwork & Appliqué. An out-of-print gem!!

Rich historic traditions of needle arts. Two ways of creating unique items from scraps of fabric. Exciting versatility and practical qualities in stylish home decor and beautiful fashion garments.

Discover your own creativity and pleasures of making highly individual items using traditional crafts. Dozens of patchwork patterns, based on variations geometric shapes, vibrant color combinations, special techniques and designs.

Over 130 BRILLIANT color photographs with many full page color plates. 151 color diagrams and 3 black & white. Photos do not fully capture color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!!

Edited by Sarah Parr. Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Books, Great Britain, Copyright, 1977, stated first printed. ISBN: 0856852358. Not ex-library.

Complete reference work on these sister crafts. Takes beginner through all steps of various techniques, and provides more experienced with instructions for trying out different patterns and developing new skills.

Detailed instructions, carefully explained. Fascinating history of both patchwork and appliqué.


Star of Bethlehem, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Jacob's Ladder,

Log Cabin, Suffolk Puffs, Mayflower, Dresden Plate Quilt,

Crazy Work - Victorian favorite and many more.


Introduction to Stitch, Patchwork Techniques, Patchwork Shapes,

Traditional Designs, Introduction to Appliqué, Appliqué Techniques,

Appliqué in the Home, Fashion Appliqué, Appliqué Library,

Stitch Library, Full glossary and index.


Modern Version of Friendship Quilt, Nineteenth Century Quilt,

Exotic wall hangings, Zodiac Quilt, Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt,

Fire of London machine embroidered picture based on a seventeenth century engraving of the Great Fire,

Quilting Bee Picture, San Blas Islander Displaying Her Work,

Photo Silhouette of Veteran Car and much more.

Oversize hardcover, priceclipped pictorial DJ, cream border surrounds quilt, vibrant red cloth boards, brilliant gilt spine titles. Blue & white pictorial endpapers.

Pages MINT & unused, 9" x 12", 152pp. Illustrations bright. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean-minimal wear if any.

Cover excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light corner bumping-edgewear. DJ excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light sticker residue-light edgewear-yellowing.

Do not pass up this scarce gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!

Item ID: BK2075

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