This month the On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics has loaded 3 more free ebooks that are of interest to stitchers.
Dentelle Teneriffe, is part of the early DMC library. This book on Teneriffe lace work is of course in French, but the illustrations are understood easily. You can see why DMC established itself as their publications are still usable today, even given the language barrier. The advertising at the back of the book is a delight too particularly if you are interested in collage.
The Album de Dentelle de Venise, by Hardouin is in two parts. For anyone interested in needle lace this will be and interesting book. It also has a small section on Broderie Anglaise. The image above came from this book.
Orsoni’s book Le Filet Brode covers Embroidered Filet, Drawnwork, (this section looks good) and the final section covers what we would call today surface embroidery stitches.
All the links to these books are to PDF files so you need acrobat reader installed on your computer to access them.
I love your blog. It is the first thing I read each morning and is always full of great information and sites I have to visit. Today was a special delight.