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The Embroidery Handbook: All the Stitches You Need to Know to Create Gorgeous Designs By Dhara Shah Cover Image
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On Mending: Stories of damage and repair (Quickthorn) By Celia Pym Cover Image
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What About Yarn: 20 Creative, Fashionable Patterns for Beginner to Intermediate Crocheters  By Kath Baena Cover Image
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Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection: The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching By Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Jason Mullett-Bowlsby Cover Image
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Tiny Felt Cuties & Creatures: A step-by-step guide to handcrafting more than 12 felt miniatures--no machine required (Sew Cute! #2) By Delilah Iris Cover Image
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Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Patterns: easy-sew pieces to mix and match By Lotta Jansdotter Cover Image
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Sewing for the Home: 50 step-by-step projects for stylish home furnishings By Vanessa Arbuthnott, Gail Abbott Cover Image
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Improv Quilting By Irene Roderick Cover Image
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The Zipper Pouch Book: Sew 14 Adorable Purses & Bags with Zippers (Hardware Included) By Boutique-Sha Cover Image
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Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making By Natalie Chanin Cover Image
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Macrame Pattern Book: Includes Over 70 Knots and Small Repeat Patterns Plus Projects By Marchen Art Cover Image
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Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project By Leslie Ann Bestor Cover Image
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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.