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155, 140 & 129-yr-old Etchings & Instructions for Hairwork Mourning Jewelry, Rings, Bracelets, Ear Rings, Hair Nets and Purses
Spiral Bound Book Republication
Originally published in 1877!
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Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication of the original ''Hair-work'' instructions! This item includes many steel plate etchings showing the hair work art projects by experienced mourning jewelry artists from the Antebellum, Civil War and Victorian hair eras. This is a newly updated compilation of information originally published in 1851, 1866 and 1877! (Originals are NOT for sale)
This item is a great resource for those who are Antebellum, Civil War, Victorian and Dickens era historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical hairwork, unique remembrance or morning jewelry makers, etc!
This HISTORIC item contains etchings, instructions, diagrams, designs, materials lists and fundamentals for creating a variety of hair work art items. There are 35 ANTIQUE etchings of designs for hair and bead ORNAMENTS with all social, cultural and historical instructions intact!
This type of original information is seldom found on Atomic Mall or elsewhere! I was fortunate enough in my bibliomaniacal searching to run across the original text gems and am sharing with those who love the old arts as much as I.
Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!
This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!
These instructions are characteristic of the crafts done by our lady ancestors during the Antebellum, Civial War, Victorian and Dickens cultural periods. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful creative art informational source revealing our heritage from early America and European!
''As the hair is the only part of our beloved friends which can be kept in memoriam, it is natural that we should desire to preserve the treasure in some way that will testify our appreciation of its value, and when this can be done in a manner that is both pleasing to the taste and that will insure its prolonged or lasting preservation, it becomes a work which all may desire to be able to successfully practice
The ability to so arrange and secure each strand of the sacred treasure, becomes an accomplishment truly valuable, and worthy all the patience and skill required in its performance.''
''The smoothness and regularity of hair-work is its greatest beauty, and there is no branch of fancy work which requires so few rules, or which may be so readily acquired by practice. A dexterous use of the fingers, neatness of finish, and that skill in manipulating, called ''nimble fingering,'' are the great requisites in forming perfect leaves and flowers of hair.''
''Take nature for your guide, and with hair of various colors and lengths, you will be able to form almost any flower you desire.''
What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!
Contents: Section I
Brooches, Lockets, etc.
The Single Plait
Cross and Wreath
Design for Shield
Crown and Hearts
Cluster of Convolvulus
Buds of Roses
Leaves and Tendrils
Form of Leaf
Contents: Section II
Contains very detailed observations on the mutitude of routes the booming Victorian human hair trade obtained its hair goods. Some rather practical, some downright morbid! An absolutely fascinating read...
''A courious and amusing, and the same time highly suggestive article...The consequence is that the trade in human hair has of late assumed very large proportions, and its value has increased at a prodigious rate. Where does it all come from a spectator naturally asks, as he surveys the harvest of locks hanging in the windows of the fashionable hairdressers...
...One hundred tons weight of this precious ornament is...annually taken [to Paris], whence it is distributed in a raw and manufactured state over the whole of Europe...
...If we could watch in seccret the rape of each lock, we should be able to give a series of pictures of human agony such as life but rarely presents, for we may be sure that, as a rule, a young woman would almost as soon lose her live as that glorious appendage, on which so much of her beauty depends.''
Contents: Section III
How to Effectively and Aritistically Mix Hair of Different Colors and Thickness
Pretty & Uncommon Chain Pattern
General How To Instructions for Making Your Own Hair Braiding Table
Instructions for ''A Very Pretty Purse''
Nets for Hair (Made of hair!)
The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! The instructions are based within the perimeters of the Victorian grammatical and socialization culture. For those who have some experience with that era's verbal and text style the instructions should be clear and easy to follow. The experience hair worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.
The CD Republication you will receive is representative of the types of fancywork expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment making & recreating the antique Hairwork jewelry items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandmothers did!
You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication has so many more advantages over the original book.
What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications
* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.
* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.
* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.
* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.
* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!
* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!
* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian, Flapper and Depression Era pattern finds with family and friends!
*Each item is shipped with extra packing materials to prevent it being folded or bent while traveling through the postal system!
Curious about the quality of this item Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...
Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications for your creative needle working pleasure!
Payment: I prefer Paypal but also accept money orders or personal check.
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Copyright Restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures needlework, design and/or other CD or hardcopy products produced by said seller are copyrighted and owned by us (as is all listing text and photos). Any descriptive text and trademarks provided by the seller in this listing's title, subtitle and description are the sole property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. All rights reserved. You are permitted to use our product's information for items you make for yourself, as gifts or for fully complete items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Neither the CD Product content or hardcopy designs or images, or any part thereof, may be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually or as a package or kit) without Dakota Prairie Treasures' prior written consent. Any and all violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Returns allowed due to manufacturing defects only.
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Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures ! Thank you! USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers: payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction.
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