Saturday, November 20, 2010

An on-line needlework book from 1899

For obvious reasons (perfect shade of blue, flowing art nouveau lines!), I love this cover. It belongs to a book by a silk manufacturer and it offers embroidery, knitting and crochet projects:

Ford, Anna Grayson, ed., et al., Treatise on Embroidery, Crochet and Knitting with Illustrations, adapted to the use of M. Heminway & Sons’ Wash Silks (Oriental Dyes). New York, M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co., 1899.

You can browse and/or download it for free here. Here are some of my personal favorites:

Embroidered strawberries

Crochet designs for trims and edgings (yes, I'm still into crochet trims!)

Crocheted wristlets.

I'm seeing a lot of wristlets in the blogosphere these days, such as these. (or try searching for wrist warmers on Etsy). Yesterday I even tried some on in Accesorize. I think I definitely want to make some... (and it's a great reason to try a new lace knitting pattern!)


MeganH said...

Thankyou! Lots of lovely needlepainting, including some classic roses :-)

(Now just for some time to do one!)

Machteld said...

Finding the time is always difficult :-) I've never done needlepainting, but I'd love to give it a try!

Maaike said...

Hey Machteld, dankjewel voor je lieve commentaren op creJJtion! Fijne zondag, liefs Maaike

Machteld said...

met veel plezier gedaan :-)