The Development of Embroidery in America continues a series of Plum Park Press books about embroidery. This book, originally published in 1921, was written by Candace Wheeler, a textile designer known as the "mother of interior design", and the founder of the Society of Decorative Art. The book describes the progress of embroidery from its earliest appearance in the US through crewelwork, samplers and quilts, Moravian and French work, and Berlin woolwork, to the revival of embroidery and the founding of the Society of Decorative Art. A chapter on tapestry is also included.
The Development of Embroidery in America includes all the original text and all 66 original illustrations. The book consists of 280 pages, and has overall dimensions of 76 x 55 x16 mm (3 x 2-1/8 x 5/8 inches). It is available in two different woven cloth covers, as shown in the photograph above. The edition will be limited to 20 copies, priced at $50 each plus $5 for shipping and handling.