HNW - coverlets

maidenhair madnhair at
Fri Mar 30 16:10:22 PST 2001

that only happens to the ppl who have no idea what they really have
purchased and can't possibly understand the value of such a bargain

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlene Charette" <charlene at>
To: <H-Needlework at>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: HNW - coverlets

> Anne of Bradford wrote:
> > Schuette, Marie and Muller-Christensen, Sigrid.  The Art of Embroidery.
> > Thames and Hudson, London. 1964.  (There's another version out there
> > called the History of Embroidery published in (I think) New York.  Oh
> > wow.  If you've got the money, get one of these.  Out of print, but not
> > too tough to find if you're persistent.  Imagine two needlework
> > scholars, a camera, and access to the back rooms of museums, convents
> > and private collections all over Europe.  Turn that into 29 color plates
> > and 563 black and whites, with date, country of origin, materials,
> > technique, other published places a piece might be found, etc.  Are you
> > drooling yet?  I got a hold of a third or so generation photocopy, and
> > was so frustrated by the lack of detail on the plates (I just KNEW the
> > book would be better) that I went and forked over about $225 (a bargain
> > price for this book).  Extremely recommended.
> Prepare to be ill.  Someone just recently posted on the h-costume list
> that she got a copy of Schuette for US$18.  Yup; that's not a typo.
> Apparently an ex-library copy and a seller who had no idea what it was
> worth.
> *ARGH*
> --Charlene
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