A very unusual sampler Has anyone seen anything like this?

I found a very Curious sampler and I wonder if anyone has encountered anything like it. In the Salisbury Museum which has some great lace samples, some stumpwork, costume and accessories one of the items that caught my attention was a Sampler that recorded the results of the Wiltshire election …

R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions a free ebook online

R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions was published 1829 and has been digitized and made available as free Google ebook. For those with a tablet it is easily read or you can view it on your computer. The book contains some really lovely fashion plates of the day which will be …

Encyclopedia of Needlework free online

The Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont (1846-1890) is published online as a web site. The book hold 16 chapters that range across many areas of needlework. For anyone looking for pulled and drawn stitches there is a chapter on Single Cut Openwork and a chapter on Whitework which is useful. Under …