“Beeton’s Book of Needlework” by Isabella Beeton
Consisting of Descriptions and Instructions, Illustrated by 600 Engravings of Tatting Patterns.
Table of Contents:
- Crochet Patterns
- Knitting Patterns
- Netting Patterns
- Embroidery Patterns
- Point Lace Patterns
- Guipure D’Art
- Berlin Work
- Initials and Names
- Pillow Lace and Lace Stitches
Every Pattern and Stitch Described and Engraved with the utmost Accuracy and the Exact Quantity of Material requisite for each Pattern stated.
SAMUEL BUTLER’S PREFACE:
The Art of Needlework dates from the earliest record of the world’s history, and has, also, from time immemorial been the support, comfort, or employment of women of every rank and age. Day by day, it increases its votaries, who enlarge and develop its various branches, so that any addition and assistance in teaching or learning Needlework will be welcomed by the Daughters of England, “wise of heart,” who work diligently with their hands.
The recent introduction of Point Lace has brought a finer, and, apparently, more difficult class of fancy work into general favour. Ladies may now, however, confidently commence, with our patterns before them, to reproduce Antique laces; for care and patience, with a knowledge of Point Lace stitches, are alone required to perfect the beautiful work, which, as shown in existing specimens of exquisite Old Lace, constitute the chief glory of women’s refined industry in past centuries.