“WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN OVER 100 PAGES OF AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN INSTUCTIONS AND PATTERNS?”
You can begin recreating vintage needlework for yourself and those you love immediately! They are only a click away.
Do you love Victorian Needlework and love the idea of being able to have it in your home?
Would you like to learn vintage needlework techniques used in making Victorian needlework projects?
Do you like using authentic patterns and instructions to ensure the end result of all your hard work is truly Victorian?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then this may very well be the most exciting message you’ve read all day. Here’s why…
The Last and Best Book on Art Needlework, originally published by the Brainerd & Armstrong Company, New London, Connecticut in 1894-1895, is now available in digital form!
This is a fantastic Victorian needlecraft book. You’re sure to love it!
This book’s 120 pages are packed with black and white photos, descriptions, instructions and patterns. There are some great vintage advertisements, too! You’ve got to see this book to believe it.
This digital VINTAGE book has been enlarged to a full 8½” x 11″ – much easier to read than the original 7¾” x 9¾” printed in 1895. The pictures are much clearer and larger, too! This is a great help when trying to follow the instructions. The original book’s print size is so small that it is VERY hard on your eyes and it is easy to miss a step in almost any project you try. Now with the larger format, you can read and follow the directions with ease.
AND… because you can print out the project you are working on, you won’t have to fight keeping a book open to the desired page. Nothing drives me nuts faster than trying to work on a project and the page keeps flipping or the book won’t stay open. I’m sure you know what I mean. No more propping a book open with whatever you can find to keep it at the page you need! Your printout can be placed just about anywhere for easy reading.
These features alone make this digital book SO MUCH EASIER to use than a conventional book. Not only will your eyes thank you but you will find it much more relaxing and fun to actually work on the project.
But wait! There’s More…
(Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself!)This digital book is easy to navigate. Now there is a Table of Contents plus an Index (something not found in the Original) to help you find just what you are looking for. This book is NOT just a SCAN of the original pages. With scanned copies, when you enlarge the page to make it easier to read or see a picture more clearly, the print gets blurry and you are unable to read it. With this e-book you will find this is not an issue. It has been re-typeset (except for the advertisements) in larger type to produce top-notch clarity for ease of reading. All the pictures have been scanned, enlarged and meticulously digitally remastered so you can see as much detail as possible. They are often much clearer than the original pictures!
What’s In this Book?
You will find advice about different types of silks and flosses and their uses, care for embroidered items, ideas for gifts,needlework advice AND you will find amazing patterns for
- “Victoria” Knitting Silk
- Knitting Silks and How They Differ
- “Asiatic” Filo Silk Floss
- “Roman” Floss
- “Asiatic” Twisted Embroidery Silk
- “Asiatic” Honiton Lace Silk
- “Asiatic” Rope Silk
- “Mediaeval” Embroidery Silk
- “Asiatic” Outline Embroidery Silk
- Silk Sheeting
- Embroidery Chenille
- Scale for Socks and Stockings
- Various Stitches — Knitting
- Things Worth Knowing.
- Appropriate and Useful Presents — Encouragement to Knitters
- Abbreviations and Explanations of Terms
- Child’s and Lady’s Silk Stockings
- Gentleman’s Silk Sock
- Lady’s Knitted Undervest
- Infant’s Long Silk Shirt
- Infant’s Boot and Band
- Wristers — Infant’s’ Crocheted Socks
- Infant’s Mittens
- Lady’s Fancy Mitten
- Lady’s Jersey Mitten — Wristers
- Knitted Gloves for Gentlemen
- Knee Warmers — Fancy Pattern
- Knot Stitch
- Roll Stitch — Daisy
- Rose Stitch — Roll Picot Stitch
- Scarf Wheel
- Guipure Wheel
- Passementerie Wheel
- Scarf Wheel #2
- Chatelaine Chain
- Daisy Lace
- Marking Linen
- Black Crocheted Beaded Bag
- Long Crochet Purse
- Baltimore Crocheted Tie
- Crocheted Umbrella Case
- Tobacco Bag
- Work Bag
- Hair Receiver
- Crochet Rings
- Card and Flower Basket
- Sleeve Holder — Burnt Match Receiver — Needle Book
- Mouchoir Case — Scarf Wheels — Dress Trimmings
- Photograph Holder — Scissors Chatelaine — Postal Card Case
- Twine Bag — Spool Bag
- Tennis Belt
- Crocheted Tassel
- Mountmellick Work
- Spray of Blackberries and Leaves
- Maiden Hair Fern
- Passion Flowers and Leaves
- Crocheted Suspenders
- Crocheted Fan Tidy — Silk Slippers
- Lamp Shade
- Crocheted Handkerchief Case.
- Fancy Work made with Silk — Faced Figured Terry and Silk Sheeting
- Spool Silk
- Crocheted Garters
- Illustrated Embroidery Stitches (Thirty-five Illustrations)
- Proper Shades in Wash Silks
- All-over Designs
- Ecclesiastical Designs