As regular readers know, I am addicted to the Antique Pattern Library as it is such and interesting and free resource. Yesterday, I was poking around the site and found Madame Worth’s New Manual of Fancy Work. Do check it out as there are a few gems in it. I am sharing a few pages here so people can get a sense of what the book contains.
This collection is delivered via a PDF file so I have a few of the gems in this collection so that readers know how worthwhile this collection is. The description on the cover reads : “Kensington Stamping and Embroidery, Kensington Metallic Flitter and Lustre Painting, Ribbon Embroidery, Colors of Flowers, Etc., Etc.” But I also spotted drawn thread work, lace directions, knitting patterns, tatting patterns, crochet patterns and net work.
For readers who are interested in crazy quilting there are many designs that are suitable to use and are the type of designs crazy quilters would have had access to and used.
I got very excited about this bag pattern as I can imagine miniature versions hanging on a Christmas tree. It could be filled with sweets or a little gift. They would be extremely fiddly to make so I would adjust the pattern a little but they would look nice. If I have time I really want to make some.
If you need information on how to work any of the stitches mentioned in the book don’t forget to check out my stitch dictionary
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My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.