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English Pottery
By Robin Hildyard

Based around the matchless collections of British ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which curators began to assemble as early as the 1840s, this book charts the story of their development from the simple slipware drinking-vessel of the seventeenth century to the sophisticated enamelled and transfer-printed tableware of the early 1800s


English Pottery
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Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers
By Lesley Jackson

Edinburgh Weavers was one of the most important textile companies of the twentieth century. Alastair Morton, visionary art director of the company, commissioned a remarkable series of textiles from leading British artists. This study traces his wide-ranging career and records the history of Edinburgh Weavers and the glorious textiles it produced.


Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers
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Knitting
By Sandy Black

In this fascinating book, Sandy Black charts the development of knitting, from domestic handcraft to one of the most sophisticated computer controlled textile production processes used in high fashion. With stunning new photography, Knitting draws on the V&A's superlative collection of knitted fashions and artefacts.


Knitting
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Furniture Machine, The
By Gareth Williams

Contemporary furniture design has grown in popularity in recent years, but why? The Furniture Machine looks at the furniture industry and at design trends since 1990, to unravel the appeal of contemporary design.


Furniture Machine, The
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Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000
By Roderick Kiracofe

A visually stunning collection of quilts that introduces a new chapter in the fascinating history of American quiltmaking.


Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000
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Toiles de Jouy
By Sarah Grant

Toiles de Jouy' has become the catch-all term for the delightful printed cottons preferred by the aristocratic elite in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France. This title introduces the design, dyeing, and printing processes that created these textiles, and their role in interior decoration and clothing.


Toiles de Jouy
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John Robshaw Book
By John Robshaw


John Robshaw Book
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Quilts 1700-2010
By Sue Prichard

This groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of quilt and patchwork production. The hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&A's collection are revealed in this lavishly illustrated book.


Quilts 1700-2010
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Guitar Making
By William R. Cumpiano and Jonathan D. Natelson

Hailed by Guitar Player magazine as "perhaps the finest book on guitars ever produced," and by Booklist as "a Rolls Royce of construction guidebooks," this impressive volume is the first book of its kind to describe in depth how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built.


Guitar Making
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Alabama Studio Sewing & Design
By Natalie Chanin

Alabama Studio Sewing + Design is a follow up to Alabama Stitch book and Alabama Studio Style by Natalie Chanin. In this invaluable reference, Chanin presents all of the stencilling and hand-stitching techniques her company uses to create an award-winning Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus variations that lead to infinite design possibilities.


Alabama Studio Sewing & Design