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Encyclopedia of Needlework   By: (1846-1890)

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The Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont is a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in learning or mastering needlework techniques. This book covers a wide range of topics, including crochet, knitting, embroidery, lace-making, and more.

One of the strengths of this book is its clear and detailed instructions. The step-by-step guides are easy to follow, making it accessible for both beginners and experienced needleworkers. The illustrations and diagrams included in the book further enhance the understanding of different techniques.

The Encyclopedia of Needlework also includes a wealth of useful information on materials, tools, and terminology related to needlework. This makes it a valuable resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge in this craft.

Overall, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in needlework. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an advanced practitioner seeking to refine your skills, this book has something to offer for everyone. Highly recommended.

First Page:

ENCYCLOPEDIA

OF

NEEDLEWORK

BY

THÉRÈSE DE DILLMONT

[Illustration]

ENGLISH EDITION

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

To be had:

of TH. DE DILLMONT, DORNACH, Alsace, and at all booksellers, and embroidery shops.

Price, English bound with gilt edges:

English edition Sh. 3. French edition Fr. 5.75 German edition Mk. 3.

Preface.

The absolute want of any comprehensive book on needlework such an one as contains both verbal and pictorial descriptions of everything included under the name of needlework has led me to put into the serviceable form of an Encyclopedia, all the knowledge and experience, which years of unceasing study and practice have enabled me to accumulate on the subject, with the hope that diligent female workers of all ages, may be able, by its means to instruct themselves in every branch of plain and fancy needlework.

All the patterns given, even the most insignificant, were worked afresh for the purpose, and thus, not merely faithful representations, but also lucid and intelligible explanations of the same, are secured.

In order that my readers may have something besides the dull theory, the work is enlivened by a number of useful patterns, some new, some derived from the artistic productions of such countries and epochs as have become famous by special excellence in the domain of needlework... Continue reading book >>




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