192 pages. Over 400 colour and b&w illustrations: photographs of antique pieces, drawings, patterns, period paintings & prints, and delightful period fashion illustrations.
A detailed examination of 50 years of white-worked accessories including kerchiefs, chemisettes, fichus, pelerines, headpieces, and more. Fine hand embroidery flourished in this era and its stitches and designs varied with the times. All these changes in accessories, their relationship with the underlying dress, and the embroidery styles receive comprehensive coverage. Scaled patterns of various garments and information on the location of items in public collections are also given. Glossary, Bibliography, Indices.