Designs for Mexican Drawn Work with Directions for Working
Bound Book Republication™
Originally Published in 1889
by Kate McCrea Foster
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bid is another lovely Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound
Book Republication™ "50 Designs for Mexican Drawn Work with Directions for
Working!" There are 36 pages of patterns and instructions! These folks
provided some of the best instruction books for the needle arts ever published!
The experienced needlecraft and fancywork artisans of the late 1800's clamored
for this type of item and with good reason! (Original is NOT for
item is a great resource for those who are Victorian and Edwardian historical
reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical clothing, theatre, fiber and
textile arts, etc!
HISTORIC item covers the gentle art of using linen, cotton or other materials,
needles & various threads (silk, linen and cotton) to make the
daintiest (but also amazingly sturdy) decorative drawnwork
needlework doilies, centerpieces,dresser scarves, tidies, linens and
clothes for the classiest of homes & families!
This HISTORIC item
includes over 50 steel plate etchings!
You can see this book will keep you busy a long time making
beautiful, dainty, colorful decorative soft home furnishings and fabric items
for you, yours, as gifts or to sell!
These instructions are characteristic of the fancy work done by
our oh-so-feminine lady ancestors during the Victorian, Edwardian and Titanic
eras! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another
wonderful arts and craft book revealing our heritage from early America and
"Mexican Work, or Drawn-Work, as it is
commonly called, forms an effective decoration for buffet or bureau covers,
table scarfs, tea cloths, doylies, tidies, pillow shames, tray cloths or carving
napkins. It may be worked upon any material that is of sufficiently loose weave
to permit the threads to be drawn, but it is especially adapted to the
decoration of linen. It is very durable, and when white thread is used for the
work it will in no way injured by washing..."
Filling Corner Square #1
Filling Corner Square #2
Various Advertisments for Prang
Paints & Goods, Cotton, Linen and Silk Thread Goods,
Brigg's Transfer Patterns, Clothing Patterns,
historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!
European and American ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous
work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and
yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the
experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and
antique and vintage threads, fabrics, needles, hooks, etc., can be
found online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! Or, of
course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby
fabric, craft or hobby store…
The Republication you will receive is representative of
the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine European and American
culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of
enjoyment making vintage needlework items for yourself or others dear to your
heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!
ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can
too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These
instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience
needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic
The antique and vintage threads, fabrics, needles,
hooks, etc., can be found online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little
bit! Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a
nearby fabric, craft or hobby store.
The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive
is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and
feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you
will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for
yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!
You will appreciate the
attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for
many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution
and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy
reproduction. Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so
many more advantages over the original book.
are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound
* Our products
are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.
* Our products
are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not
smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.
* Our spiral
binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while
working on your needlework projects.
* Our products
do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.
Every image and every page has been scanned to
produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old
* These scans
are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!
can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with
family and friends!
appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY
PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...
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