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The Ladies' Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc.   By:

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The Ladies' Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc. is an impressive and comprehensive guide for women interested in various needlework arts. Although the author remains unknown, their work truly deserves recognition for bringing together an array of techniques and instructions in one concise book.

The book starts with an introduction that captures the essence of needlework as a creative outlet for women. It emphasizes the importance of these skills as a means of self-expression and a way to enhance the beauty of everyday items. This introduction sets the tone for the rest of the work, fostering a sense of excitement and motivation to dive into the various projects.

One of the book's notable strengths is its organization. Each chapter focuses on a different needlework technique, including knitting, crochet, point-lace, and more. Within each chapter, the instructions are presented in a clear and systematic manner, making it easy to follow along. The step-by-step explanations are accompanied by detailed illustrations, providing visual aid and ensuring that readers can grasp and replicate the techniques accurately.

In addition to the technical aspects, the book also touches upon the historical and cultural significance of needlework. The author highlights how these skills have evolved over time and their importance in different societies. This inclusion adds depth to the book, making it more than just a practical guide but also a source of knowledge and appreciation for the art form.

Another aspect that distinguishes this work is its versatility. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced needleworker, this book has something to offer. Novices will find the introductory chapters particularly helpful, as they provide a solid foundation for understanding the techniques and acquiring basic skills. On the other hand, experienced needleworkers will appreciate the more advanced projects, challenging their capabilities and expanding their repertoire.

Though The Ladies' Work-Book is undoubtedly comprehensive, some readers might feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information presented. For beginners, it might be beneficial to start with smaller, less complex projects before attempting the more advanced ones. However, this is a minor concern compared to the wealth of knowledge and inspiration this book provides.

In conclusion, The Ladies' Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc. is a valuable resource for needlework enthusiasts. Its straightforward explanations, comprehensive coverage, and inclusion of historical and cultural context combine to make it an indispensable guide for anyone interested in these crafts. Regardless of skill level, readers are bound to find this book both informative and inspiring, instilling a passion for needlework and empowering them to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Knitting, Crochet, Point Lace, &c.





Casting on with one needle

To cast on with two needles

Plain knitting

The German manner


To make a stitch

To take up stitches

To knit two pieces together

To form a round

To cast off

Infant's shoe in knitting

The tulip wreath flower vase mat

A woven parasol

Anti macassar

Anti macassar

Netted anti macassar

Bound couverette for an easy chair or sofa

Floral anti macassar

Ottoman cover

Music stool couverette

Chair cushion

Toilet cover in crochet

Star pattern d'oyley

Crochet d'oyley

Rose d'oyley

Toilet cover

Tidy in square crochet

Arabesque toilet cover in square crochet

Cover for a Hadrot lamp

Lamp mat

Candle lamp mat

Hand screen

Crochet counterpane for a bassinet

Deep border for bassinet quilt

Crochet stripe for bed quilt

Centre stripe for bed quilt

Handkerchief case, for hanging to the head of a bed


Toilet sachet

A lady's nightcap

A shaving tidy

Oval tidy... Continue reading book >>

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