Old Time Tools and Toys of Needlework by G Whiting Book
Dover Publications published Old Time Tools and Toys of Needlework by Gertrude Whiting in 1971. An in-depth descriptive study on all things sewing related. Chapters include: Sweet scented beeswax - winders, reels, turns or swifts - scissors to grind! - workbaskets, workbags , workboxes and tables – thimble, thimble who has the thimble – Instruments of precision, Measures – Knitting needles and crochet hooks- awls, bodkins, prickers, punches, stilettos – sharps, blunts and betweens – keen edged emery – on needle books and needle cases – the humble pin – pincushions- the hidden ball and the sock – hoops, tambours rings and frames – pillows and horses, maids or ladies – beautiful bobbins – fast flitting shuttles – pole boards, candle stools or candle blocks – pinking blocks and other blocks here and there – from beetles to hackles – the song of the spinning wheel – on weaving – the romance of the sewing machine – a few final suggestions and some stray sewing accessories. This 350 page book has well over 100 grey illustrations and is in good condition.