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Collecting Household Linens

Frances Johnson

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Perfect for the experienced collector as well as for the novice, this book covers all the details, beginning with the origins of handmade linens and encompassing afghans, altar cloths, curtains and shade pulls, and bedspreads; subjects which have not been covered before because they have only recently become very collectible.Centerpieces and doilies are probably the best known of household linens because so many were made through the years, and the author makes it easy to identify the many varieties. Other popular areas covered are decorator pillows, napkins, and napkin rings.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 450 color photos | Value Guide | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764301117

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Frances Johnson's love of needlework began when she was only five years old, when her great-grandmother taught her to make the perfect cross stitch. She lives in Maine.