Publications Available

Here is a list of publications I have available.

Books

Fanciful Utility: Victorian Sewing Cases and Needle-books is a guide packed full of directions and templates for making your own period correct sewing cases, housewifes, and needle-books. FanU is available directly from the Publisher at http://www.thesewingacademy.com/2012/08/fanciful-utility/

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To Net, or Not to Net: Revisited is an in-depth look at hair nets of the mid-nineteenth century. This e-book is packed full of cdvs and illustrations, covering how nets were worn and what they were made of. This e-book is available through my Etsy shop.

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Paisley, Plaid, & Purped: Shawls of the Mid-Nineteenth Century looks at the types of shawls worn in this era, from the sizes to the materials. This book includes original directions for making shawls. This e-book is available through my Etsy shop.

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From Field to Fashion: The Straw Bonnet was my first book covering the the materials and processes used to make straw hats and bonnets. This book focuses on the mid-nineteenth century. This e-book is available through my Etsy shop.

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In Detail

I developed the “In Detail” series to take a closer look at original handmade items. These publications are packed full of close-up photos and details of how these pieces were made. Many of these publications include directions for making your own using period techniques.

In Detail: Blue Ribbon Sewing Case looks at an amazing sewing case made from a single plaid ribbon. (Note: this publication does not include directions.)

This e-publication is available through my Etsy shop.

In Detail: The Velvet Slipper Pincushion takes a close look at this example of a popular sewing accessory.

This e-publication is available through my Etsy shop.

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In Detail: “Earl’s Ball” A Corded Ball looks a darling toy made in the style of a popular corded pin ball pin cushion technique.

This e-publication is available in my Etsy shop.

In Detail: Frozen Charlotte Pen-Wipers is a close look at two pen-wipers made with small porcelain dolls. This e-publication will appeal to doll and writing enthusiasts.

It can be found in my Etsy shop.

In Detail: Paper Pieced Pin Ball examins a pin ball constructed using a paper piecing method. This technique can be used to recreat the nineteenth century pin ball or a Victorian ornament.

This e-publication is available in my Etsy shop.

In Detail: The Pillow Pin Ball is near and dear to me as it was written at a very difficult time. This edition looks at a well loved pincushion made of pillow segments. This is a great project to use you scraps or to share with friends.

This e-publication is available through my Etsy shop.

In Detail: Embroidered Velvet Needle-book looks at a staple of the 19th century workbox: the needle-book. This edition focuses on recreating this sweet example.

This e-publication is available through my Etsy shop.

Patterns

My Wadded Hood Workbook takes a pictorial look at multiple original wadded hoods and guides you through making your own with period construction and techniques.

This workbook is available in my Etsy shop.

My Fichu Pattern previously sold out quickly in its paper form. As a downloadable pattern, you can start you fichu in the middle of the night if need be.

This e-pattern is available through my Etsy shop.

The Princess Capote Hood Directions are a collaboration between Jamie Quick and myself. This e-publication takes the period directions and re-explains them with some corrections.

Remember: I also have numerous free templates available here, on my blog for period correct projects. I also have modern projects available on Don’t Paint the Cat.

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