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1 Beck, Thomasina Gardening with Silk and Gold : A History of Gardens in Embroidery
Newton Abbot, England: David & Charles; 2002 0715313665 / 9780715313664 1st Softcover Edition Softcover Near Fine 
160 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Tall softcover with inner flaps, 160 glossy pages, index, tons of b/w illustrations and line diagrams, over 100 beautiful high-quality color photos with captions. ; Copyright 1997. This is 1st softcover edition, 2002. Many gorgeous examples of antique embroidered garden designs, tons of gardening and embroidery history, and reproductions of old engravings to be used as patterns for your own projects. ; Three tiny spots to top edge. Otherwise appears unused. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Betzina, Sandra Power Sewing : New Ways to Make Fine Clothes Fast, and More Power Sewing (2 Volumes, Both Signed)
San Francisco: Power Sewing; 1985 0961561408 / 9780961561406 Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Amy Maeda Signed by Author
255 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, black plastic comb binding, 255 pages, many easy and fast projects, hundreds of b/w diagrams and illustrations. ; Edited by Anne Telford. ; As well as many patterns, book includes dozens of solutions for common problems in home sewing, pattern-making, fitting, etc. ; Inside front cover SIGNED by author Sandra Betzina. Title page also signed by Yvanne Ham, noted quilter, beader, and actor, who made a few margin notes here and there, and also penned tons of notes on rear blank page. Otherwise book shows only minor edgewear. ; With this book you will also get More Sewing Power, 272 pages, also SIGNED by Sandra Betzina. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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3 Beyer, Jinny Medallion Quilts : The Art and Technique of Creating Medallion Quilts, Including a Rich Collection of Contemporary and Historic Examples
Mclean, Va: EPM Publications; 1982 0914440578 / 9780914440574 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Dan Ramsey 
169 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, blue cloth, 169 pages, index, bibliography, dozens of b/w photos and line diagrams, 42 gorgeous full-color photos on glossy plates. ; Illustrations by author and Dan Ramsey. Photos by Steve Tuttle. Book designed by Christina Lego. ; Medallion quilts are identified by having a grand central motif framed by multiple borders. ; Owner name and date neatly penned on front endpaper. No other marks or flaws to book. Jacket shows light edgewear. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 Beyer, Jinny Quilter's Album of Blocks and Borders, the : More Than 750 Geometric Designs Illustrated and Categorized for Easy Identification and Drafting (With Grid Pattern Template Sheet)
Mclean, Va: EPM Publications; 1980 0914440926 / 9780914440925 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Dan Ramsey 
198 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, powder-blue cloth, gold lettering, index, bibliography, over 750 b/w line diagrams. Laid in: clear plastic grid pattern template sheet with 8 different grid patterns, the use of which is described on page 34.; Illustrated by Jinny Beyer and Dan Ramsey. Along with presenting 750 beautiful (and some quite intricate) patterns for quilt blocks, this book also provides a classification system for quilt blocks, a guide to the use of fabric, and a section on border designs that includes designs for medallion quilts and elaborate borders. ; Owner name neatly penned on front endpaper. No other marks or defects to book. Jacket shows light edgewear only. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Binney-Winslow, Gail, and Edwin Binney Homage to Amanda : Two Hundred Years of American Quilts from the Collection of Edwin Binney III and Gail Binney-Winslow
San Francisco: R K Press; 1984 0961370807 / 9780961370800 Fifth Printing Near Fine Illustrated by Sharon Risedorph 
96 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, dark green endpapers, 96 pages, 72 full-color photos. Several photos showing remarkable details or decorative backings. ; An exhibition catalog of some of the most beautiful American quilts we have ever seen, from the delicate 1826 quilt by Amanda Davisson, Shelby county, Kentucky, to the stunning 1918 Sawtooth Diamond quilt from the Amish of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and more. ; Photos by Sharon Risedorph, Lynn Kellner and William S. Chandler. Introductions by William S. Chandler, Peggy A. Loar and Steven L. Brezzo. Published by Roderick Kiracofe, R K Press, San Francisco. ; One leaf creased. No other defects. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 Bradkin, Cheryl Greider, with Joan Pederson Basic Seminole Patchwork
Mountain View, Calif: Leone Publications; 1990 157120010X / 9781571200105 Third Edition Softcover Near Fine 
112 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 112 glossy pages, bibliography, 56 basic designs, hundreds of full-color photos and diagrams. ; Incredibly simple techniques for making complex-appearing patchwork designs. Main colors here are turquoise, purple and pink, but any colors can be used. ; No defects. Appears unused. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Clarke, Gary Embroidery Illusions
Bowral, Australia: Sally Milner Publishing; 2003 1863513043 / 9781863513043 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Tim Connolly 
192 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall hardcover, purple pictorial boards, green endpapers, 192 glossy pages, appendix, tips and basics of embroidery, 35 designs suitable for fancy embroidery. Illustrated with dozens of b/w diagrams and over 200 color diagrams and photos. ; Designs include: Butterfly. Christmas angel. Country cottage. Cyclamen. Elephant. Little Bo Peep. Monkey. Orchid. Seahorse. Wren. More. ; Top edge of front board has several small chips. No other defects. ; Milner Craft Series 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Dillmont, Therese de Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework, The
Philadelphia: Running Press; 1975 1561387029 / 9781561387021 Third Printing Softcover Very Good- Illustrated by Charles Santore 
787 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Thick softcover, blue-green illustrated covers, [xii] + 787 pages, 1174 b/w illustrations in text, with captions. ; Isbn 0914294008. Originally published in 1886. This new edition, with enlarged type, copyright 1972. This is 6th printing, 1975. Foreword by Melissa D. Shuwall. 'Nearly every conceivable practice with a needle has been covered in this volume of almost eight hundred pages and eleven hundred illustrations.' ; Book shows moderate wear. Small dealer label inside rear cover. Small dealer stamp on title page. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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9 Ein, Claudia How to Make Your Own Wedding Gown
Garden City, N. Y. : Doubleday & Company; 1978 0385111053 / 9780385111058 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
289 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, blue buckram cloth, white title on spine, [xiv] + 289 pages, index, appendix, over 300 b/w photos and diagrams, many step-by-step. ; Illustrated by Claudia Ein. Technical illustrations by Susan Frye. Photos by Conrad Ein. Topics include: Choosing gown style. Making and fitting in muslin. Special fabrics. Lace. Ruffles. Trimmings. Headwear. Accessories. More. ; This book appears to have been published as a softcover and was rebound in hardcover for library use. Shows the usual library marks. Small area of discoloration affects upper tips, doesn't affect any text or illustrations. All pages intact. Binding tight. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Quilter's Notebook, Ferguson, Madonna Auxier
10 Ferguson, Madonna Auxier Quilter's Notebook
Grand Haven, Mich: Betty Boyink Publishing; 1985 0961260858 / 9780961260859 Softcover Good+ 
96 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Tan softcover, 96 unnumbered pages, every other page has faint gridlines, mostly squares, but a few with triangle grids or honeycomb grids, with facing blank pages for your notes. Small b/w illustrations here and there in corners, including some popular quilt-square designs and their common names. No other text. ; Book designed and illustrated by Madonna Auxier Ferguson. ; Small chip to fore-edge of front cover. Small spot to rear cover. 12 pages have notes or small designs penciled in, by former owner, a retired professional quilter. No other defects. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Hirst, Barbara, and Roy Hirst >> Raised Embroidery : A Practical Guide to Decorative Stumpwork
London: Merehurst; 1998 1853912034 / 9781853912030 Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
80 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Large square hardcover, teal-blue boards, pale blue endpapers, 80 glossy pages, index, appendixes, many b/w diagrams, dozens of full-color photos, including many step-by-step. ; Copyrioght 1993. This is 6th printing, 1998. Stumpwork is raised or embossed embroidery, sometimes employing the use of padding, beads, buttons or other small objects as part of the design. ; Small chip to top edge of rear board. Jacket also has small chips to top edge. No other defects. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Hooper, Luther Hand-Loom Weaving : Plain and Ornamental
N. Y. : Taplinger Publishing Company; 1979 080083805X / 9780800838058 Tenth Printing Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Noel Rooke 
342 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Paperback, metallic silver covers, [xxiv] + 342 pages, index, glossary, 125 b/w figures and diagrams in text, 20 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Copyright 1910. This is 10th printing, 1979. Preface by W. R. Lethaby. Sub-subtitle: 'With Line Drawings by the Author and Noel Rooke, also Several Illustrations from Ancient and Modern Textiles.' ; Only a touch of wear. Owner name penned on half title. No other signs of use. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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13 Horsey, Julian, and Chris Knowles Paper Shoe Book, the : Everything You Need to Make Your Own Pair of Paper Shoes
London: Ebury Press; 1995 0517884399 / 9780517884393 Softcover As New 
Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Large book made of corrugated cardboard, with patterns for cutting soles of cardboard, brightly colored patterned papers to use for uppers, Velcro strips to use as strap fasteners, plus instructions, photos and diagrams, patterns for 12 different types of shoes, sandals and loafers. ; Isbn 0091807824. Sub-subtitle: 'Step-by-step instructions on how to make paper shoes and everything you need to make your first pair.' ; This item is unopened and is still in original cellophane wrapper. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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14 Kervin, James Classic Bead Shapes of Jim Smircich and His Amazing Control of Heat, The
Livermore, Calif: GlassWear Studios; 2001 0965145867 / 9780965145862 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
32 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 32 glossy pages, over 200 full-color photos, may step by step, showing every stage of making complex-patterned bead from hot glass. ; A touch of rubbing, very light bump to lower tip. Original pricesticker on rear. ; Bead Making Series; Vol. 3 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Lavoie, Roland E. and Michael A. Solly >> Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains, 1970-1991, Volume 1 : Motive Power and Rolling Stock
Waukesha, Wisc: Greenberg Pub 1991 0897781899 / 9780897781893 Third Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
336 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall red softcover, 336 glossy pages, index, several b/w photos and diagrams, hundreds of model railroad locomotives and cars shown in full-color photos with captions. ; Photos and detailed info on Lionel model train accessories from 1945 to 1969, including freight-handling devices, water towers, oil derricks, train stations, track signs and signals, scenery, transformers, trestles, more. ; Front cover shows a faint crease to upper corner. Otherwise appears unused. ; Lionel Trains 1970-1991 Series; Vol. 1 
Price: 9.00 USD
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16 LeMaster, Richard (Le Master) Wildlife in Wood : And Duck Carver's Handbook
Chicago: Contemporary Books; 1978 0809273365 / 9780809273362 Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
244 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Large oblong hardcover, tan cloth, gold lettering, chapter on duck behavior and psychology, chapter on duck anatomy, over 500 high-quality b/w photos and diagrams, 9 photos in color. ; Written by 30-year veteran of carving and high-quality model work, with a keen eye for detail who, for this book, invented new techniques for photographing real ducks at extreme close range. This book is not aimed at the decoy carver (decoys do not have to have realistic detail) but will appeal to anyone, including decoy carvers, who wishes to carve, model or paint realistic ducks. ; Book shows light shelfwear. Small address label on front endpaper. Light foxing here and there. Jacket is quite worn, edges have many small chips, everything is readable. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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17 Lill, Winston Jr. Greenberg's Lionel Postwar : Operating Instructions with Layout Plans
Sykesville, Md: Greenberg Publishing Company; 1992 0897781848 / 9780897781848 Second Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
368 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, 368 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations and diagrams, text and illustrations from over 300 manuals reproduced. ; This book contains facsimile reproductions of operating instructions for locomotives, cars, transformers, control towers and other accessories manufactured by Lionel model trains, from 1945 to 1969.; Top edge very slightly warped, with a small amount of visible wear. All pages turn. Everything readable. Binding intact. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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18 Miller, Heather Swan Needleworker's Botany, a : Fifty Examples of Early Botanical Art from the Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Adapted for Needlework
Somersworth, N. H. : New Hampshire Publishing Company; 1978 0912274816 / 9780912274812 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
101 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Square hardcover, orange cloth, red endpapers, 101 pages, bibliography, appendix, 59 b/w botanical illustrations, mostly full page, with Latin names, descriptive text, source of original illustration, etc. ; Fabulously illustrated with authentic designs from the 1590s to the 1830s, depicting trees, ferns, sprigs, grasses, leaves, vines, flowers, fruit-bearing plants, etc. ; Book is beautiful, no defects. Jacket show light edgewear only. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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19 Mitrofanis, Effie >> Needleweaving and Embroidery : Embellished Treasures
Bowral, Australia: Sally Milner Publishing; 2005 1863513442 / 9781863513449 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Lee Sincic 
120 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 120 glossy pages, 15 projects, numerous b/w line diagrams, over 100 high-quality full-color photos. ; Embroidery using needleweaving on drawn thread, open work, and surface stitches. Featured projects include: greeting cards, potpourri bags, table runners, book covers, more. ; Minor shelfwear only. ; Milner Craft Series 
Price: 8.00 USD
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20 Moore, Harris W. >> Chip Carving : 25 Projects with Instructions and Full-Size Patterns
N. Y. : Dover Publications; 1976 0486232565 / 9780486232560 Softcover Very Good+ 
32 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, dark blue covers, fold-and-staple binding, 67 illustrations including patterns for 25 projects. ; Only very minor edgewear. ; With this book you will also get: Chip Carving Patterns and Designs, by Ivan H. Crowell, 55 pages, 126 patterns. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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