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New Mexico Colcha Club Spanish colonial embroidery & the women who saved it by Nancy C. Benson

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Published by Museum of New Mexico Press in Santa Fe .
Written in English


  • Arte Antiguo (Club : Espanola, N.M.),
  • Embroidery -- New Mexico -- History,
  • Coverlets -- New Mexico -- History,
  • Hispanic American decorative arts -- New Mexico -- History,
  • New Mexico -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Nancy C. Benson.
LC ClassificationsTT769.U62 B46 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16727512M
ISBN 109780890135198
LC Control Number2008013227

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A century later, colcha faced oblivion as commercial cloth became more available. This book looks at the history, beauty, and various styles of New Mexico colcha embroidery and tells the uplifting story of how a small group of determined women revived a Hispanic cultural tradition destined for extinction. This book is part of The Dorothy Babcock Memorial Library which consists of a lending library of more than needlework books and a non-circulating reference section of rare and historic materials. Members are welcome to borrow up to four books at a time for a period of 30 days. Books are shipped via USPS Media Mail and borrowers are responsible for postage fees. New Mexico Colcha Club. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, . Featuring exquisite examples from museums and private collections, New Mexico Colcha Club looks at the historical roots of colcha, its role in the lives of New Mexican women and examines the various styles that evolved through its history. At the core of the book, though, is the ever-lively Teofila, leading the women of the Arte Antiguo in.

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Colcha embroidery, growing out out of a Spanish love of needlework, flourished in the hands of colonial women in the isolated province of New Mexico. They wished to add not only warmth but beauty to their otherwise-practical bedding. They worked their brightly dyed homespun yarn in a long couching stitch to create the flowing needlework that came to be called "colcha embroidery".   New Mexico Colcha Club by Nancy C. Benson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Buy New Mexico Colcha Club: Spanish Colonial Embroidery and the Women Who Saved it by Nancy C. Benson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low . In - Colcha Embroidery II ISBN: These books contain a brief history, teach how to do colcha, and provide my original designs. This is the only book on colcha that gives extensive instructions. My books are in the museums in Santa Fe and in Espanola at the Fiber Arts Store.