måndag 16 juni 2008

Lovely books for a weaver

From "Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms" by H. Ling Roth
Illustration of a Greek woman with a tapestry loom. From Stackelberg’s Graeber der Hellenen.

The other books were not about weaving but I cannot resist the lovely illustrations in all the wonderful old children's books.
There are many more pictures of people and animal who spin than of weavers — I found several pictures of spinners on Saturday.

From "Mother Hubbard her Picture Book" with the original coloured pictures, an illustrated preface & odds & end papers, never before printed. By Walter Crane.

From "Mother Goose" illustrated by Richardson, Frederick, 1862-1937

"Favourite Fairy Tales" illustrated by Jennie Harbour

Where are you going, mother mine?
I’m going to sit by the old grapevine,
And watch the gliding swallow bring
Clay for her nest from the meadow spring—
Clay and straw and a bit of thread
To weave it into a baby’s

From "Title The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes" Illustrator Wright, Blanche Fisher

1 kommentar:

  1. I love these images. My mother is a textile historian and collects antique images of spinning