From Field to Fashion: The Straw Bonnet by Anna Worden Bauersmith - Electronic Version

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ELECTRONIC PDF VERSION

From Field to Fashion discusses the history of the straw industry from field to cottage industry, from factory to milliner, covering harvesting, drying, dyeing, plaiting, sewing, blocking and embellishing. This book is ideal for anyone who reenacts or interprets mid-century history. (note - This is the history rather than a how-to.)

***KINDLE USERS - PDF files can be challenging to open on a Kindle. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. Thank you.***

From Field to Fashion is a 46 page booklet with the following sections:
- Straw Bonnets and the Straw Bonnet Industry
- Straw, Harvest and Preparation
- Straw Plait
- Straw Cloth
- The Straw Bonnet Base
- Industry and Labor
- Finishing the Straw Bonnet
- Who Wore a Straw Bonnet When?
and an Appendix:
1 – Original Bonnets Online
2 – Bonnet Production in Massachusetts, 1855
3 – Millinery Establishments by State, 1860
4 – Straw Bonnet Shapes
5 – Fashion Quotes from Harper’s Monthly & Weekly
6 – Fashion Quotes from Godey’s Ladies Book
7 – Straw bonnet quotes from fiction
8 – Wheat and Rye produced, 1850 & 1860
9 – Straw Industry Statistics
10 – Straw and Bonnet Related US Patents


The file is a PDF downloadable from Etsy.
***Please remember this PDF is of the original print version which was entirely in black and white.***
ELECTRONIC PDF VERSION

From Field to Fashion discusses the history of the straw industry from field to cottage industry, from factory to milliner, covering harvesting, drying, dyeing, plaiting, sewing, blocking and embellishing. This book is ideal for anyone who reenacts or interprets mid-century history. (note - This is the history rather than a how-to.)

***KINDLE USERS - PDF files can be challenging to open on a Kindle. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. Thank you.***

From Field to Fashion is a 46 page booklet with the following sections:
- Straw Bonnets and the Straw Bonnet Industry
- Straw, Harvest and Preparation
- Straw Plait
- Straw Cloth
- The Straw Bonnet Base
- Industry and Labor
- Finishing the Straw Bonnet
- Who Wore a Straw Bonnet When?
and an Appendix:
1 – Original Bonnets Online
2 – Bonnet Production in Massachusetts, 1855
3 – Millinery Establishments by State, 1860
4 – Straw Bonnet Shapes
5 – Fashion Quotes from Harper’s Monthly & Weekly
6 – Fashion Quotes from Godey’s Ladies Book
7 – Straw bonnet quotes from fiction
8 – Wheat and Rye produced, 1850 & 1860
9 – Straw Industry Statistics
10 – Straw and Bonnet Related US Patents


The file is a PDF downloadable from Etsy.
***Please remember this PDF is of the original print version which was entirely in black and white.***

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