Two classic model books

Two classic model books

I have found two ebooks the first is John Taylor’s The Needles Excellency: A New Booke wherin are diuers Armirable Workes wrought with the Needle (1631) includeds the Poem In Praise of the Needle and contains needlework patterns for blackwork, cross-stitch, and lace designs.

The other is in the collection held in the On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics . If you are unaware of this resource do check it out.

La vera perfezione del disegno di Giovanni Ostaus [True Perfection in Design] (1561) contains patterns embroidery and lacemaking. (This link goes to a PDF file)


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