Encyclopedia of Needlework online

Encyclopedia of Needlework online

I discovered Therese de Dillmont’s “Encyclopedia of Needlework” on project Gutenburg.

This book is a needlework classic so I was delighted to discover it is freely available. I trawl old books like this for stitch varieties and stitches that are no longer in common use. Often too stitches are referred to by different names. Usage or a particular name for a stitch is always an interesting topic to attempt to trace. Source material such as these publications are relevant to anyone who has an interest in textile history but also much of the information they contain is still applicable to practice today.


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