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Florence Home Needlework Magazine { 12 Vintage Issues ~ 1882 to 1896 } on DVD

Florence Home Needlework Magazine { 12 Vintage Issues ~ 1882 to 1896 } on DVD
Name: Florence Home Needlework Magazine { 12 Vintage Issues ~ 1882 to 1896 } on DVD
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The Nonotuck story begins in the early 1830's when one Samuel Whitmarsh moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, built a cocoonery on his estate, planted mulberry trees, and set up a silk mill. Vistors flocked to see the miracle but, according to one eyewitness,"the mills were kept running in order to increase the sale of mulberry trees." By the end of the decade, the mulberry speculation had crashed, and Whitmarsh went with it. But his silk company was reborn in 1842 as the main enterprise of the Northampton Association for Education and Industry. Its dissolution in 1846 ended sericulture in Northampton--but not the manufacture of products from imported raw silk. Some of its members remained in the area and continued their efforts to create a humane industrial society.

One of them was Samuel L. Hill. The recently invented sewing machine was plagued with problems, not least the uneven quality of the available thread. Hill invented a machine that could spin silk smooth enough to be used in sewing machines and took over the factory and ran it as the Nonotuck Silk Company.

Later, the company changed its name again, and, as the Corticelli Silk Company, grew to be one of the world's largest producers of silk thread, made with raw silk imported from Japan. In New York City, the Corticelli logo—a kitten playing with a spool of thread—loomed over Broadway from a huge electrical sign at 42nd Street between 1910 and 1913. The company went out of business in 1930.Offered here is wonderful collection of early needlework magazines, learn the lost art and skills required to recreate your own treasured masterpieces, with interesting how-to articles, LOTS of patterns and more. A total of fourteen {14} Volumes of Florence Needle-Work, including the annual publication by the Nonotuck Silk Company.

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Issues include:

:: Corticelli Dressmaker's Spool Silk Color Card

:: Florence home needle-work {1887}

:: Florence home needle-work {1888}

:: Florence home needle-work {1889}

:: Florence home needle-work {1891}

:: Florence home needle-work {1892}

:: Florence home needle-work {1893}

:: Florence home needle-work {1894}

:: Florence home needle-work {1895}

:: Florence home needle-work {1896}

:: How to use Florence knitting silk {1882}

:: How to use Florence knitting silk {1883}

:: How to use Florence knitting silk {1886}

:: The Young Ladies' Journal Complete Guide to the Work-Table {1888}




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