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Two Centuries of Costume in America, Volume 1 (1620-1820) by Alice Morse Earle

Project Gutenberg has a new book available for free download that may be of interest to Guild members: Two Centuries of Costume in America, Volume 1 (1620-1820) by Alice Morse Earle.
Two Centuries of Costume in America, Volume 1 (1620-1820) by Alice Morse EarleProject Gutenberg

Don’t Let It All Unravel

This is a wonderful animated short that was shown at the Encounters Short Film Festival. It’s called Don’t Let It All Unravel, it was directed by Sarah Cox, and all the action is knitted — or frogged (un-knitted) — (via Make Magazine)

The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee

Project Gutenberg has a new book available for free download that may be of interest to Guild members: The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee.
First published in 1912 by Frederick A Stokes Company.

The commercial fact that tapestries have immeasurably increased in value within the last five years, would have little interest were it not that this increase is the direct result of America’s awakened appreciation of this form of art. It has come about in these latter days that tapestries are considered a necessity in the luxurious and elegant homes which are multiplying all over our land. And the enormous demand thus made on the supply, has sent the prices for rare bits into a dizzy altitude, and has made even the less perfect pieces seem scarce and desirable.

The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill CandeeProject Gutenberg

Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes

Project Gutenberg has a new book available for free download that may be of interest to Guild members: Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes.
First published in 1908 by T Fisher Unwin, Ltd, Adelphi Terrace, London. This little book has been compiled to emphasise and accentuate the distinct awakening of English women and Needlecraft Artists to the beauty of the ancient laces and embroideries which we own in the magnificent historic collections in our great public Museums.
Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh LowesProject Gutenberg

Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet by Anonymous

Project Gutenberg has a new book available for free download that may be of interest to Guild members: Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet by Anonymous.
First published in 1918 by Needlecraft Publishing Company, Augusta, Maine.
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet by AnonymousProject Gutenberg

The Bath Tatting Book by PP

Project Gutenberg has a new book available for free download that may be of interest to Guild members: The Bath Tatting Book by PP.
First published in 1865 by Emily Faithfull, Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
The Bath Tatting Book by PPProject Gutenberg

All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and Costume

The University of Wisconsin has a digital collection of books available for free download that may be of interest to Guild members.
This digital collection includes millinery, dressmaking, clothing and costume books from the UW-Madison collections. These books from the first half of the 20th century (1907 – 1940’s) include the history of clothing, styles of dress, fashion drawing, and design and construction of hats, clothing and costumes. Items in this collection will appeal to vintage clothing collectors, those studying costume design, fashion, and women’s history, and those who just enjoy reminiscing about days gone by.
All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and CostumeUniversity of Wisconsin Digital Collection

Lottery Cash to Restore Wool Mill

A woollen mill on Speyside which has manufactured cloth since 1784 has been given a lifeline through lottery cash.
Knockando Woolmill, which featured in the BBC Two series Restoration, is in danger of collapse and school trips can no longer visit because of the risk.
The mill has been given a grant of £1.3m and development funding of £120,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Lottery cash to restore wool millBBC

Portland Animal Group Helping Bears in China

This summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing are putting new focus on China’s handling of human rights. But there’s another area getting new attention — animal rights, and a group from Portland is helping with that effort.

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The Parramatta Female Factory in the 1820s

Governor Darling placed the Weaving Establishment at Parramatta under the control of a Civil Engineer in 1826, as follows:

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