Just before relaunching Sajou in 2005, Frederique Crestin-Billet published a book on haberdashery collectibles called “Ouvrages de Dames” (Ladies Fancy Work). It was highly successful and sold out quickly. At the time, the book generated an international interest for collectible sewing items. She was even blamed for pushing up the prices on vintage haberdashery goods. The book was translated in Japanese and she was often credited with introducing the word “mercerie” into the Japanese language! This book is back again with the title “Haberdasheries of Yesteryear”, published by Massin Editions in their “Essential Heritage” collection. It has been revised, corrected and expanded. More than 50 photos have been added and many of the texts have been changed. Frederique continued her years of research and continued to delve into the history of haberdashery goods and finding out more details. In addition, this new edition is in both French and English, the translation provided by Carolyn Dew who has been at Frederique's side from the very beginning. According to Frederique "We have observed over the years an international interest in our products as well as collectibles. Never a day passes without us receiving a request to translate an object, a technique, a skill. With this bilingual version, I hope to contribute to what is close to my heart: transmit a heritage, including linguistic, and encourage communication amongst enthusiasts the world over." Merci Frederique and Carolyn. This book is so very special and will delight those who love the history of these crafts.
This book is loaded with photographs and historical information. If you love scissors, sewing notions, cross-stitch and needlepoint, this is a fabulous book that will give you hours of pleasure. Best of all we have a limited number of copies signed by Frederique Crestin-Billet and Carolyn Dew!
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