Oh yes! Last night at dance class I was able to flip through 18th Century Embroidery Techniques. *clutches heart* Oh. My. Gosh. It was a struggle to keep the drool off the book!
Gorgeous! And not only full of period inspiration but line draws of the designs, the stitches used and other helpful info on period techniques. I also loved that there were full line drawings of the garments the embellishment is on. I mean those are drool worthy by themselves! High quality all the way around, similar to Costume Close-Up and Historical Fashion in Detail – only for embroidery.
I.Must.Have!!!! It’s so cruel of Amazon to advertise it for $15 but say it’s not available yet!! I might just have to break down and get it somewhere for more – I want it now!!
Also, I stayed up far too late doing it but I’ve updated my website. I’ve updated the current diaries and added some pics to the red stripe gallery. I also found a way to streamline the site a bit more by combining the diary and gallery pages into one. The other way was confusing to me, I don’t know about anyone else. Now at a glance you can see all my projects and whether they have a diary or a précis (short description or abstract).
In future expect to see more précis than diaries. I just don't have the time for full on diaries like I used to. Also most of my projects are simply new versions or building from projects I've already done diaries on. A diary for every covered hat or robe l'Anglaise just isn't necessary nor practical.