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  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 August 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446304440
  • Stock: 14 in stock
  • Size: 210x273 mm
  • Illustrations: 530
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99
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The 1718 Coverlet

£15.99

69 Quilt Blocks from the Oldest Dated British Patchwork Coverlet by Susan Briscoe

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Book Description

This is a unique opportunity to step back in time and learn how to recreate the earliest dated piece of British patchwork the 1718 coverlet. 

The coverlet is the earliest known British patchwork that has a date worked into it and forms a benchmark against which all other rare survivors of early 18th century patchwork can be compared. Learn how to piece each of the stunning 69 quilt blocks this unique book features a block directory and instructions for how to piece each of the blocks using the original mosaic piecing technique, as well as more accessible modern techniques. The traditional technique used to piece the blocks is known as 'Mosaic patchwork' and is a time-consuming method requiring the use of paper for templates. Some of the paper templates still remain in the coverlet and provide tantalising glimpses of printed and handwritten text including bills, letters and printed text as well as hand drawn designs for the quilt. Experienced quilt author, Susan Briscoe, explores how a replica quilt was painstakingly reproduced using the original mosaic piecing technique. There is information about the original fabrics used to create the coverlet and what kind of modern fabrics lend themselves best to recreating the quilt, using a variety of different techniques. This makes it perfect for the more experienced quilter looking for a challenge, as well as anyone fascinated by the history of this traditional craft.

About the Author

About Susan Briscoe

Susan Briscoe is a designer and textile artist, author of several books and teaches creative textile workshops. She also sells vintage Japanese fabrics and a wide range of sashiko and kogin threads and materials.

For more information visit her website www.susanbriscoe.com.

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