As accomplished with a needle as with a pen, Jane Austen embroidered and quilted throughout her life. Now, faithfully reproduced, this book delivers many designs Jane herself would have used. # Derived from Lady's Magazine of the day, projects consist of embroidered clothes, accessories, and housewares. Designs include an evening bag, a muslin shawl, an apron, a floral napkin set and tablecloth, and other practical items with timeless appeal.
Many of these authentic patterns have not been reprinted in more than 200 years. Accompanied by a peek into the world of Regency women through quotes from Austen's letters and novels, enchanting drawing there are clear instructions, and wonderful photography which trace the patterns' origins and illustrate their imaginative restoration for modern use. A must-have for every Jane Austen fan, this book is suitable for needleworkers at every level of experience. Available in both hardcover and a money saving paperback option as well.PLEASE NOTE: Because of pirating issues, we no longer include interior photographs of text.