"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other." Emma, 1816
As much as Jane Austen loved to write she also enjoyed needlework, and was reputably a very accomplished sewer. With this delightful book by Jennie Batchelor and Alison Larkin you too can take up the craft just like Jane. Interwoven with features about Regency ladies home lives, quotes from Jane's famous novels and detailed illustrations this book will provide the avid sewer with the intricate embroidery patterns from that era. Start your own Regency sewing project from tablecloths and napkins, purses and clothing. Clear instructions about materials and methods, threads and fabrics. Why not take pleasure in this relaxing pastime?