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 …

Free Needlework books from Priscilla Publishing

The Priscilla Publishing Company published needlework books from the 1880’s to the 1920’s. Many of these are online in the Priscilla Publishing Company : Antique pattern library one of the highlights for me is the Priscilla Bead Work Book. Much of it is on beaded knitting but there are lots …