I have for sale a very RARE. Original copy of'Mary Card's Crochet Book No. Third edition c1922 - first edition 1920. There are 64 pages of patterns, graphs and instructions for making these stunning pieces, the front and back have a olive green soft cardboard cover, stapled and glued over for the binding.
See more photos below - I have taken a snapshot of some pages for you to see. Excellent Antique Condition - this book has rarely been used? Yes there are some nibble and rips to the front and some pages, but they are all intact - including the slightly rusty stapes just showing through : I have not tried to repair, or tape - will leave that up to you. Amazing condition considering it is 98 years old!! And 100 years since it was first released - wow!
Measurements; 24.5cm x 18.5cm or 9 5/8 x 7 2/8 inches. Weight 215 grams approx unwrapped. In 1880 Mary was a student at the National Gallery School of Design.
1903 she had become increasing deaf, faced with the need to find an occupation in which her disability was not a handicap, she decided to combine her writing, drawing and needle-work abilities to become a'professional designer and teacher of needlework through the press'. Choosing Irish crochet as her medium, she joined a Ladies' Work Association which undertook repairs of valuable crochet pieces and taught herself to mend old lace.When she discovered that she could make new and effective designs to be worked from a chart method of her own invention rather than the usual printed directions. Her first designs were published in the. In the United States of America. In 1909 she decided to offer her designs and a monthly article to the. Her patterns became so popular that the editor reprinted many. She then developed'giant charts' for more ambitious designs and to cater for workers with failing eyesight, drawn on the scale of ten squares to the inch with a guiding line at every inch.
With five books published, Mary went to the U. Late in 1917 to launch some of her newer designs. In New York, The Mary Card Co.Was set up to reprint her crochet books. Later she settled in England in a studio-cottage at Barkham, Berkshire.
She continued to produce designs for more than twenty years. Mary Card revisited Australia occasionally. She died there on 13 October 1940 and was cremated.
Would be so lovely in your collection. Keep watching as I will be listing lot more Vintage Linen and treasures in the days/weeks to come. Most items are I sell are used, second-hand, antique or vintage. I'm not an expert, but every effort is made to describe items accurately. I'm happy to answer any questions.Please look at the photos carefully as they form part of my description. Sorry if this sounds harsh but it is true! And I will wait until you are finished shopping before sending a combined invoice. All care is taken to pack items safely but.
I cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to items, after they have been posted. I will always try to get back to you asap but I do work and have a family, so please be patient Also the different time zones don't help. "I find these gorgeous'Vintage Linen Treasures', and bring them'Back to Life' just for you".
Embroidery work is such a lost art it is not as common as it was in our Grandmothers days, and to the standard they were taught as part of'getting ready to run their own homes'. I think about the person who has spent so many hours making such beautiful creations it truly is a lost art. These gorgeous'Linen Treasures' are getting very hard to find! So I gather them to offer to you : They are washed and lightly pressed, ready to use in your home, gift or your own collection. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
The seller is "blue_wren_cottage" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.