Florence Home Needle-Work
Spiral Bound Book Republication™
Originally Published 1887!
Beaded Crocheted Purses, Handbags, Chatelaines &
40 Knitted Lace
Edgings & Insertions Instructions for
Clothing, Stockings (Men's, Ladies' & Infant), etc.
Ladies' Mitten Patterns
Pattern, 2 Fabric Sachets, various Embroidered Splashers & Linens
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Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral
Bound Book Republication™ of
an original Antique Victorian Crochet, Knitting, Embroidery & Beaded Monograms
Manual with NO RESERVE! We scanned and reformatted a scare original and are pleased to
offer you this wonderful vintage needlework guide and instructions! What a great item for your
recreating pleasure or for gift-giving occasions!
This HISTORIC item includes detailed
instructions and needle working techniques to make the lovely fancy
work patterns included! Each pattern included crochet or knitting needle
sizes to use, plus, type and quantity of silk, beads, trimmings, findings, purse
frames and closures, etc.
(Original is NOT for sale)
Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!
This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!
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certainly a fine source of historically valuable techniques and inspiration
for the creative fancy work thread artists who desire to study and recreate
the Victorian Beaded Purses & Knitted Stockings, Mittens, Clothing
& Lace making techniques! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase
your own version of another wonderful instructional revealing our heritage from
earlier America culture!
Very genteel Victorian aesthetics and ambiance! If
you love the Victorian accessories, clothing and soft
household furnishing fashions you will love the patterns here!
"The fancy patterns described in
this work will be found of great value in
knitting mittens or stockings. The descriptions are clear, and if strictly followed,
there can be no failure to reproduce the de sings, thus adding much
beauty to these articles.
One of the latest revivals of an ancient fancy is
crocheted bead-work in silk, in the for of purses and bags of various
descriptions...While the work described is extremely simple when rightly
understood, words would hardly make clear our meaning were it not for the very
clever engravings furnished by our artist. When the fundamental principles are
acquired, such as the formation of the stitches, the manner of placing the
beads, and the shaping of the purses, the cuts will be all the guide needed to
produce the variety of designs which
are shown here. Of these there are four shapes, made to conform to the
styles of metallic trimmings which the mardet now affords...all easy of
execution. Probably no class of fancy work which our readers may undertake
will prove so satisfactory as the making of these purses..."
Florence Silk Underwear
Price List for Winter Weight
Shirts and Vests
Price for Summer Weight
Shirts and Vests
Hints to Purchasers of
Corticelli Sewing Silk
Abbreviations and terms used in giving Directions
for Knitting and
The Star Brand, Nickle-Plated, Steel Crochet
Crocheted Silk Purses in
General Directions for Crocheting Purses from
Corticelli Purse Twist
advisements on crochet hook sizes to use, etc.)
Rule 1. Crocheted Silk Purse
Rule 2. Crocheted Silk
Corticelli Purse Twist Advertisement
Rule 3.Crocheted Silk
Set #1 of Bead Initials for
Crocheted Silk Purses
Filoselle & Corticelli Embroidery Silk Advertisements
5. Crocheted Silk Purse
Set #2 Bead Initials for
Crocheted Silk Purses
6. Crocheted Silk Purse
7. Crocheted Silk Purse
8. Crocheted Silk Purse
9. Crocheted Silk Purse (Miser's Bag)
Silk Hosiery for Gentlemen Advertisement
10. Crocheted Silk Purse (Round Chatelaine)
11. Crocheted & Knitted Silk Purse
12. Ladies' Knitted Silk Purse
13. Ladies' Knitted Silk Purse
Darning Silk Advertisement
Set #2 Bead Initials for Crocheted Silk
B. General Directions
for Knitting Mittens from Florence Knitting Silk
To Finish the
14. Ladies' Fancy Silk Mittens
D. Directions for Knitting a Hem
15. Ladies' Fancy Silk Mittens
Corticelli Button Hole Twist
16. Ladies' Fancy Silk
Corticelli Button Hole Twist
Florence Silk Hosiery for Ladies
17. Ladies' Silk Mittens
18. Ladies' Silk Mittens
19. Ladies' Silk Mittens
E. General Directions
for ascertaining the number of Stitches needed for knitting Stockings from
Florence Knitting Silk
F. Gents' Silk
G. Gents' Silk
Rule H. Ladies' Silk Stockings
Rule I. Ladies' Silk Stockings
J. Another Rule for
knitting the Toe of a Stocking from Florence Knitting Silk
Table showing Number of Stitches required for
Stockings of various sizes (Children's, Misses' and Ladies) with No. 19 Needles,
and No. 300 Florence Knitting Silk
showing Number of Stitches required for Stockings of various sizes (Children's,
Misses' and Ladies') with No. 22 Needles, and No 500 Florence Knitting
20. Baby's Sock,
with Imitation Slipper
Corticelli Embroidery Silk Advertisement
Rule 22. Fancy Pattern
Rule 23. Fancy Pattern
Rule 24. Fancy Pattern
Rule 25. Fancy Pattern
Rule 26. Fancy Pattern
Rule 27. Fancy Pattern
Rule 28. Fancy Pattern
Rule 29. Fancy Pattern
Rule 30. Fancy Pattern
Rule 31. Fancy Pattern
Rule 32. Fancy Pattern
Rule 33. Fancy Pattern
Rule 34. Fancy Pattern
Rule 35. Fancy Pattern
Rule 36. Fancy Pattern
Rule 37. Fancy Pattern
Rule 38. Fancy Pattern
Rule 39. Fancy Pattern
Rule 40. Fancy Pattern
Outline Embroidery and
Other Fancy Work
Set #3 Bead Initials for
Crocheted Silk Purses
49. Lamp Shade
Lace Edgings and
Rule 50. Lace Edging
Rule 51. Lace Edging
Rule 52. Lace Edging
Rule 53. Lace Edging
Rule 54. Lace Edging
Rule 55. Lace Edging
Rule 56. Lace Edging
Rule 57. Lace Edging
Rule 58. lace Edging
Rule 59. Lace Edging
Rule 60. Lace Edging
Rule 61. Lace Insertion
Rule 62. Lace Edging
Rule 63. Lace Edging
Rule 64. Lace Edging
Rule 65. Lace Edging
Rule 66. Lace Edging
Rule 67. Lace Insertion
Rule 68. Lace Edging
Rule 69. Lace Edging
historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!
The 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 whim.
The antique and vintage yarns, threads, ribbons,
hooks, needles, fabric, 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. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.
What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™?
* 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 paper!
* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!
* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!
You will 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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