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Old 06-30-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Higgin, L.: Handbook of Embroidery, v.1, 30 June 2008

An illustrated volume from 1880:

CHAPTER I - Of Implements and Materials used in Modern Embroidery
CHAPTER II - Textile Fabrics used as Grounds for Embroidery
CHAPTER III - Stitches
CHAPTER IV - Frames and Framing
CHAPTER V - Stitches used in Frame Embroidery
APPENDIX [Sixteen Plates, containing 24 Designs]

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Old 07-01-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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I'm just interested to see how the "Implements and Materials used in Modern Embroidery" in 1880 differ from what is used today.

Fabric, needles, hoop or frame, scissors, thread....

I wonder what the author would think about the newfangled sewing machines that let you program in the design you want, press a button, and - voila - you've got monogrammed pillowcases.

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