lovely cloth binding, slightly foxed.

PLAYING CARDS The History and Secrets of the pack, W.Gurney Benham

Ever since buying a postcard from the V&A of the King of Hearts woodcut print on card I have thought about stitching some of the images from playing cards

.The Queen and Knave of Spades

Today at Emmaus I was handed a copy of this book, Playing Cards, History of the pack and explanations of its many secrets, published by Spring Books in 1931.

The Queen of Clubs

The illustrations are beautiful and I think lend themselves well to textiles.French and English Hearts

Whether my fingers are dexterous enough time will tell.

Happy New Year!

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