Haberdasheries of Yesteryear



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This book is the re-edition of “Ouvrages des Dames, Mercerie, Broderie” published by Frederique Crestin-Billet in 2005,  just before she relaunched Maison Sajou.

This re-edition has been revised, corrected and expanded, so it contains more text and more photos than the first edition.

Its 192 pages are dedicated to vintage sewing collectibles, with scissors, thimbles, tape measures, a large number of objects and documents on sewing threads, small notions with pins and needles, ribbons and laces, not forgetting all the publications of embroidery patterns and small Sajou albums.

This book is in both French and English.  192 pages.  Format 185 x 230 – almost 500 photos.

Published by Masson Editions in their Essential Heritage collection. ISBN 978-7072-0929-0


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