Student's Personal Sewing Practice Notebook, Circa Early 1900's

By: Kellogg, Ruth M.

Price: $80.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good Minus


Personal student notebook of sewing lessons completed by Ruth M. Kellogg. Models (lessons) are hand written with notes and instructions and a cloth sample of the completed work fastened to adjacent page. 30 models included, with additonal hand written notes at end of notebook. No date appears anywhere in notebook, but is compatible with turn of the century materials. The binding is quarter leather (spine and corners), with decorated paper covered boards. Leather on spine is chipped and rubbed; corners of notebook worn to card. Paper label with student/owner's name affixed to front. Interior pages browned and brittle on edges. All writing is legible. Some cloth samples are lightly soiled. Lessons (models) on wide and narrow hems, back-stitching, bias fill, overcasting fringe, banding, bias-facing gusset, rolling and whipping linene, overhand stitch, buttonholes, lace insertion, shirt hems, blindstitch hem, darning, mitering corners, and much more, with accompanying work sample. Provenance unknown. However, related or not, a Ruth Kellogg worked at Cornell University in the 1920s instructing in best "housekeeping" practices and sometimes writing for a magazine called The Delineator, a journal of fashion, culture and fine arts, which also featured Butterick sewing patterns, fashion trends, sewing and embroidery features and short stories.

Title: Student's Personal Sewing Practice Notebook, Circa Early 1900's

Author Name: Kellogg, Ruth M.

Categories: Needlework, Quilting & Weaving,

Publisher: No date given.

Binding: Quarter Leather

Book Condition: Very Good Minus

Size: Small 4to 9

Seller ID: 31332

Keywords: Sewing Instruction Good Houskeeping Practices Student's Sewing Binder,