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This spectacular Wedding Gown is the perfect outfit for a vintage 18" doll. Made with painstaking detail, this knitted outfit consists of eight individual garments: a combination garment, a petticoat, stockings, a chemisette, a dress skirt, a bodice, an apron and a veil.  This pattern is not for the faint of heart - it is knitted on tiny 0 and 000 double pointed needles. All of the information needed is right here - including suggestions for modern yarns, and just the perfect needle to use. With a little bit of patience, this stunning bridal outfit can be made for your 18" vintage doll.
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This lovely outfit would be the perfect addition to a vintage boy doll's wardrobe. Created with painstaking detail, this adorable outfit includes knickers, a vest with a delicate frill down the front, a jacket with lace collar and cuffs, and a large picture hat. Also included with the original pattern is an aid for a modern knitter which includes information on modern equivalents for yarn and the needle sizes required - and internet sources to purchase the materials. All of the information that you need is here to make this fabulous outfit!

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Enlarged chart patterns from Le Filet Ancien #2 c. 1915

TWO complete 11 x 17" charts are included, as well as EIGHT pages of instruction in the beautiful art of NETTING.

Finished designs vary in size - 10 squares is approximately 1 inch.

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20 Pages. This little book is one of the best instruction books on Battenberg lace that I have ever seen! It contains large clear photographs along with well written instructions on how to make this lovely lace. The stitches included are: point de geneve, point de alpes, rosette d'alançon, point d'espange, button hole stitch bars, point tuscan, point d'angleterre, point d'alançon, point de bruxelles, bars au point grecque, toile d'araigne, point deventail, feston au point d'esprit, point de luxeuil, dentelle de mirecourt, point russe, rosette in relief, bars romaine, point de sorrente, bars de raleigh, point du portugal, point de vosges, bars point ecossais, flemish lace stitch, point de valenciennes, roue de sorrente, point de brabance, dentelle de prombieres, bars de cadix, point de tulle, bars point d'anvers, rosette au point corse, roue point turque, dentelle duchesse, honey comb, roue et point duchesse, lace de bruges, point de suede, lace point d'epine and point d'cluny.

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186 Pages. An amazing Edwardian era collection of knitting instructions for laces, and beautiful period clothing. There are tons of patterns for socks and all sorts of gloves as well as many sweaters and clothing accessories. In addition to this, approximately half of the book is devoted to knitted laces, edgings and insertions. A must have edition from the fabulous Victorian Era Butterick series!

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118 Pages. This volume is the third of its kind in the Butterick Metropolitan Arts Series. Edited by the renound Lace Maker, Sara Hadley, this is a study in the beautiful Victorian era laces. There are 29 pages of needle lace making instructions, the remainder of the book is a beautifully detailed study of the lace itself, showing floral & butterfly motifs, collars, boleros, doilies, church laces, table cloths and much more. This is truly a spectacular study in hand made lace, and the beauty of this work is unlike anything to be found today!

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97 Pages. A rare early edition of the fabulous Columbia Book of yarns. This edtion is all Victorian type styles, with some of the lovliest capes and shawls you will find from this time. There are also many patterns for slippers, ladies' petticoats and stylish sweaters. In addition to this there are also many patterns for children, infants and men and some wonderful early afghan designs.

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120 Pages. Knitting and crochet patterns with a Victorian flavor, this edition is a wonderful glimpse back to the world of 100 years ago. It is filled with great patterns for everyone in the home - plus some great afghans also! The book comes complete with a stitch glossary in the beginning to understand technique. There are a large amount of shawls, sweaters and ladies' undergarments in this book. It is similar in content to the Columbia #3 book, but there are some new patterns in this one not contained in the other book.

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79 Pages. A wonderful resources for the creative stitcher. Includes a huge amount of illustrations and instructions in Faggoting, Cross-Stitch, Darned Net Designs, Smocking and Crewel Embroidery. Very Rare!

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47 Pages. A small, but very nice assortment of turn of the century knitting and crocheting patterns. Particularly nice is the crocheted Boa included in one of the images.

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56 Pages. This edition is much like the similar 4th edtion. You will find a lovely collection of shawls in this book, as well as several items for baby. In addition to this there is a beautiful assortment of Afghans and slippers. A wonderful glimpse at the garments of the Edwardian age.

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144 Pages.  This is an exquisite collection of knitted and crochet fashions for men, women  and children., as well as crocheted afghans. For infants, the items include afghans, bootees, shirts, kimonos, leggings, caps and a bath robe. For children there are sweaters for a boy and a girl,  a skirt, leggings and slippers. For ladies, the items include an imitation boa, slippers, shawls in many different styles, hats, sweaters, skirts and a kimono. For men, the items are a bowling coat and two knitted pullovers. This is a fabulous book, and extremely rare!

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24 Pages. The objective of this book is to teach various sorts of white embroidery and needle lace known as Hedebo and Eyelet embroidery. Hedebo work takes its name from the little Danish town where it originated. It is made with the finest linens and thread and it resembles the old Italian Reticella laces. Eyelet embroidery is a form of Madeira work that has been modernized with unique designs and other peculiar innovations. This book contains concise instruction in making this embroidery, using large clear photographs and diagrams showing how to make the stitches. There are many many examples of Hedebo in this book, with details images of most of them - far more than I have room to show here. This book is a fascinating study and a treasure for the library of anyone who loves and makes this beautiful form of embroidery!
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64 Pages. A rare and exciting collection of late Victorian era crocheted purses, bags and beadwork. The patterns are one-of a kind and will surely please crafters and historians alike. There are a wide variety of styles, from the small coin purses to the larger chatelaine bags. There is even two miser's bag, one small bag in plain knitting, a tobacco bag and the crocheted silk belt. A fabulous book!

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160 Pages.  Stringing beads and baubles is one of oldest of crafts dating back thousands of years. Whether is is an island aborigine string cowrie shells, or the intricate beaded artwork of the American Indian - beading is part of the culture of man. This Edwardian era book explores beading from its simplest form, the simple strung chain and progresses on to loom beading and many patterns and designs are given (including a pattern to make your very own bead loom) to help you better understand and appreciate this art form. This book is profusely illustrated with a wise variety of patterns and designs. An excellent study into this ancient art!

The chapters in this book are:

  • The Beads and Other Materials
  • Strung Chains
  • Bead Weaving on a Loom
  • Diagonal Weaving Without a Loom
  • Beadwork on Canvas
  • Primitive Beadwork
  • Candle-Shades
  • Knitted and Crochet Bags and Purses
  • Beadwork for Children
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15 Pages. This book is the first, and most important of Needlecraft Journal series on the topic of crochet edgings. In this edition, not only does it hold the complete instructions for more than 15 beautiful, delicate lace edgings, but it also provides important well-illustrated instructions for making all of the stitches used in these fine crochet laces. There are thirty-eight illustrations and easy to follow instructions to make these wonderful and delicate crochet edgings.

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15 Pages. This is a beautiful embroidery technique, commonly called "needlepoint" today. This work is made using an open weave fabric and long stitches to form geometric designs. The finished works are great to use for pillows, cushions and upholstery, purses, vests and many other useful and decorative items. This work is one of the easiest techniques to master, and this edition is a great resource to use when learning it.

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15 Pages. This edition contains 10 lovely designs for Edwardian era crocheted doilies. With names such as the "Sun", "Peacock Feather" and "Seaweed" these fascinating pieces will add a century old sophistication to your decor.

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15 Pages. The book contains a beutiful assortment of twenty-two Edwardian Era fancy crocheted edgings. On the cover is shown the beautiful Shamrock pattern. Other patterns include fan patterns, diagonals, fringes, arch pattern, cockleshells and so much more. These are wonderful one-of-a-kind finishings that will add the perfect ending to your project.

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15 Pages. If you ever wanted to attempt point lace, this book is a great place to start!. All that is needed to create these lovely pieces is a needle, fine lace thread and braid - much like that which is used in Battenburg lace. The book provides 84 illustrations, most of them are detailed instructions for making the various stitches used in the examples. A fantastic resource for lace makers of all skill levels.

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15 Pages. This edition contains a lovely assortment of Edwardian era knitted accessories for men, women, children and infants. The patterns include a muffler and glove for men; a bedroom slipper, fingerless mitten, fancy shawl and a head wrap for ladies; a child's gaiter and for infants there is a glove, shoe, bootees, jacket and a lovely bonnet.

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15 Pages. This book is the first of a series of five books on the subject of Drawn Thread work. Drawn Thread work is an ancient technique of drawing threads from a cloth and using a needle, creating beautiful designs with the remaining threads through embroidery and needle weaving.. It is lovely work that is rarely seen today, but its beauty is not diminished.

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15 Pages. This book is the second series of Needlecraft Journal doily design books. The 12 patterns contiained here are exquisite examples of Edwardian era decorative crochet. These doilies are quite different that those found in the first series, and every bit as beautiful as they were 100 years ago.

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15 Pages. Chip Carving is a beautiful skill that was quite popular with ladies of the late Victorian period. The lovely designs were made by chipping and notching away at wood to produce fine geometric designs. Pyrography or Poker Work is used to add depth to the design. This book contains a wide range of instruction, including types of woods and polishes to use, and rare techniques such as French Polishing and Glaze Polishing to add the finishing touch to your work. A great informative book for any who would like to try this work.

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15 Pages. This book is the first of a series of four books on the subject of Irish Crochet Lace. This beautiful work is made by crocheting tiny, tightly formed stitches into endless delightful designs. Some designs in this edition include flowers, shamrocks, a vine and grapes and even a pomegranate sprig. Finished designs include edgings, a large Irish Lace collar and a smaller collar band. Delightful work!

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15 Pages. Ribbon Work is achieved by combining the techniques of embroidery with ribbons of various shapes and sizes and fashioning them into life-like colorful flowers. there are several different varieties of flowers shown, such as violets, poppies, tiger lilies and many more. The results are realistic and spectacular - a rarely seen and quite lovely embroidery technique.

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15 Pages. This edition contains an exquisite assortment fancy crocheted edgings. The designs within this book are like no other - every bit as beautiful as they are delicate.  In addition to the scallops and cables, there is a beautiful floral convolvulus insertion, deep scalloped rosettes and a Greek cross lace. In addition to these, there is also a lace for trimming a chemise and a lovely collar for a well dressed boy from the period. You can never have too many edging books!

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15 Pages. Hairpin Crochet is a simple technique to master that has fallen in and out of popularity for well over a century. The work is constructed simply, using a thread, crochet hook and a U-shape Hairpin Fork. The results work up very fast and provide nearly instant gratification. The patterns provided in this book are like no other, ranging from simple items such as edgings, insertions and fringes. There are also more challenging projects including lovely lace collars, edgings for doilies and other assorted laces. This is fascinating work!

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15 Pages. Drawn Thread work is one of the loveliest, and quite ancient forms of embroidery. The possibilities in your results are nearly endless - every different pattern is more beautiful than the last. It is constructed simply - drawing out the threads from a  woven fabric in one direction and using the cross threads along with a needle, all of these fascinating designs are made. This book is the second of a series of five books on the subject of Drawn Thread Work, a fascinating technique.

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15 Pages. Lovely knitted and crocheted shawls were a staple garment in any Edwardian Lady's wardrobe. They were long loved for their beauty, versatility and warmth. This book contains instructions to make 10 beautiful shawls. There are five knitted shawls and five worked in crochet. The designs are stunning - imagine how great these would look in today's lovely yarns! This book is a goldmine for anyone who loves shawls!

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15 Pages. An informative and well-illustrated edition containing instructions to make lovely Irish Crochet motifs that are used in lovely finished works. Some of these works include a dress trimming and edgings, a coat collar, edging for a baby's dress and a doily or pinchusion cover as seen on the cover. This is a lovely art that will never go out of fashion!

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15 Pages. Carrickmacross lace is a stunning example of various forms of needle lace. The design on the cover is a necktie end made of guipure lace. Other forms of Carrickmacross lace use applique and a fine netted base to create a lace that is like no other. This book contains full instructions to creat this lace, including detailed instructions for all of the stitches, as well as stunning finished designs. A fascinating and beautiful technique!

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15 Pages.  A beautiful collection of artistic crocheted edgings to add that finishing touch to a variety of projects. There are 19 edgings in all, most of these are elaborate and lacy. From the simple shamrock pattern, to the beautiful double cone lace - you will surely find something within these pages to suit your needs. This book is the fourth series from Needlecraft Practical Jornal on the subject of Crochet Edgings.

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15 Pages. This edition is the second edition of Cross Stich designs and it contains 44 lovely charted patterns. These designs are quite different than the first series, and every bit as beautiful. There are small geometric designs suitable for borders and elaborate all-over patterns to be used in item such as cushions, panels and table centers. Also included are designs in "Krozveldt Work", a technique that was popular in Victorian times. This collection is a gold mine for any who love to Cross Stitch!

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15 Pages. If you have ever had the desire to try your hand at needle lace, this book on the subject of Limerick Lace is the perfect place to start. This beautiful lace is worked on a net base and the stunning designs are embroidered onto the net. The book provides many diagrams of the stitches used to make the lace and also many finished designs. There is also instruction to make run lace and tambour lace using a special needle. This is an instruction book only, there are no diagrams to make these patterns. This is an invaluable addtion to the lace maker's library!

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15 Pages. Netting is the most ancient of handicrafts that has remained unchanged for centuries. It is the same ancient method that fishermen used to make their nets. Using a finer thread and a smaller shuttle it was also used to make delicate items such as a netting for a lady's hair. It is a technique also used to make hammocks, a net for a tennis court, shopping bags, bedspreads, shawls and much more.

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15 Pages. The Needlecraft Journal Comforts series of books contain lovely little projects that work up fast. This is the fourth in the Comforts series and it contains mostly projects for infants and children. Included here are two lacey knitted infant's veils, a knitted openwork sock for a child, two bibs : one knitted and one crocheted, a knitted hood, muff and necklet for a girl, knitted infant's jacket, a princess-cut knitted petticoat, knitted gaiters for a child, a lady's belt with almsbag, knitted hat for an infant boy and lastly a pair of long knitted evening over-gloves for a lady. 
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15 Pages. As the name suggests, picture work is literally a picture done in embroidery. This edition contains 22 line art sketches of the beautiful scenic English countryside. Along with these sketches are descriptive instructions for transforming these black and white line drawings into the wonderful colorful works such as the one seen on the cover. The techniques are simple and the results are breathtaking!

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15 Pages. Not only is Canvas Embroidery a lovely art form, but the items shown in this book are as useful as they are decorative. There are 28 photo-illustrations and descriptive instructions to make a wide range of prjects, including cushion squares, a masaic toilet mat, a sideboard cloth, table cloths and curtain bands. This is stunning work and would make a welcome addition to any period decor!

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15 pages. A lovely collection of edgings and collars from the turn of the 20th century. You will find quite a variety of lovely designs here - there are 6 fancy edgings and 6 lacey collarettes. There are also large detailed photos of the finished laces and very detailed instructions for constructing them. An amazing assortment!

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15 Pages. This book contains instuction in the delicate art of Drawn Thread Embroidery. This is a gorgeous technique suitable for a skillfull needle artist. Mixing the techniques of embroidery, cutwork and needleweaving, one can create elaborate patterns, and elegant sophisticaed designs. Although that work is quite beautiful, it is not recommended for a novice, but with a bit of practice it can be very easily mastered.

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15 Pages. This lovely book is loaded with a wonderful assortment of knitted lace edgings and corners. The possibilities are endless - styles ranging from narrow laces to broad edgings. The photos and instructions are wonderfully easy to follow and with very little effort these edgings would be simple to replicate for knitters of just about any skill level.

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15 Pages. This rare edition is on the subject of Pillow or Bobbin lacemaking - the art of weaving laces using bobbins and a pillow. A lovely book that is is well illustrated with diagrams to make several different types of Pillow Lace, including Genoese Point, Torchon, Maltese, Rapellese and Honiton Lace Making. There is a wealth of information here - lacemakers will fall in love with this one!

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15 Pages. This book is the third in the series of Crochet Doily books published in the Edwardian Era. It contains pattern instructions to make 17 lovely designs including one pincishion cover. The lovely crocheted laces in this edition are designed to be attached to a round of fine linen. A unique assortment of lovely shaped laces!

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15 Pages. Smocking is an ancient form of embroidery, originally used to make comfortable clothing for farm workers  in the English countryside - and it might even be older than that. These lovely patterns are made by gathering a large piece of cloth into folds, and by weaving a needle through the folds, these lovely designs are made. This book contains 22 lovely designs, from simple stitches to elaborate patterns, along with full instructions. A wonderful book full of ideas!

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15 Pages. This 100-year-old edition contains some of the most exquisite examples of Irish Crochet lace that you will find anywhere. It is very well illustrated with 34 lovely examples and contains instructions to make the lovely motifs that build the lace. Lovely creations that will certainly inspire you!

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15 Pages. There is no better way to complete your needlecraft than with a lovely delicate edging. This wonderful edition of Needlecraft Journal contains 19 lovely examples of Edwardian era lace edgings. Whether you fancy the sophisticated Florals or the whimsical Fairy Laces, this book has it all. Lovely!

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15 Pages. A goldmine of wonderful pattern ideas worked in a variety of techniques. For knitting patterns there is a Miser's Purse, Quilt Squares, a Sachet, a Japanese style Tea Cosy, a pincushion top, an opera wrap and two different neckties. For crochet projects there are lovely crocheted boudoir set of a pincushion, hair tidy, a bed pocket and a watch pocket, a work bag, a lady's evening scarf, a lady's tie, a doily and a brush and comb bag. For embroidery projects there is a canvas Nightdress Case and a lady's Belt and Bag set. A huge assortment of vintage designs!

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15 Pages. This book contains over 40 exquisite examples of embroidered canvas work. The patterns are a colorful mixture of geometric similar to Hardanger Embroidery and openwork designs as in Drawn Thread work. The pattern designs include insertions & trims, afternoon tea cloths, a nightdress case, a bedspread, blouse trimmings, a Bible cover and much more. While there are no diagrammed patterns here, what you will see are detail close ups of the embroideries and a descriptive paragraph on how they are made.

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15 Pages. This book is the one, and only book in the Needlecraft Journal on the topic of Hardanger Embroidery. This beautiful work originated in the small town of Hardanger, in western Norway. It is a beautiful form of cut-work that is usually worked on a white or cream coloured canvas, using shades of yellow, pink or green, although other shades work well also. The book includes excellent diagrams and instructions to make the stitches, as well as twenty-eight gorgeous designs. This book is a must-have for any who love Hardanger embroidery!

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15 Pages. This book is an excellent resource book of patterns for Edwardian era hand knitted stockings for the entire family. Include are hints on stocking knitting and the patterns are as follows:
First Size Sock
Sock for infant 1 year to 18 months old
Infants overall stocking with shaped knee.
Sock for boy 3 to 4 years old.
Child's long fancy knit sock.
Lady's Plain Knit Stocking
Lady's Ribbed Stocking.
Gentleman's Ribbed Stocking.
Gentleman's Shooting Stocking.
Stocking Top in Two Colors.
Gentleman's Cycling Stocking.

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15 Pages. A lovely collection of 23 Edges, corners and insertions from the Edwardian era. The designs in this edition cover a wide range of lovely ideas, such as floral filet lace, thistle lace, frill patterns and torchon insertions to name a few. There are even patterns for filet lace edgings with a cat and a mouse. Lovely and creative!

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15 Pages. A fabulous assortment of Edwardian Era crocheted corners for linens or bedspreads. There are 8 lovely designs, including a stunning grapes and vine pattern and a few others worked in filet crochet. Corners such as these are very important to add the perfect statement of elegance to your finished handiwork. A book full of endless possibilities!

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15 Pages. This book contains 9 lessons and stunning, full color examples of shaded embroideries. In these lessons you will learn embroidery stitches, the contrasting of color, natural floral shading, shading of the coventional form, Japanese embroidery, Church embroidery, stitch direction and hints on washing and ironing your work. A master's course in colorwork!

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15 Pages. A lovely collection of delicate Crocheted Hedebo Lace edgings to adorn household linens and fancy handkerchiefs. This form of Hedebo work is nearly identical to Hedebo Embroidery in appearance, but works up much faster because it is crocheted. This edition contains fifteen detailed illustrations of the original works and explicit instructions to recreate it. A fabulous book for lacemakers and crocheters alike!

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15 Pages. This book contains 43 easy-to read charts for creating lovely Victorian Era Cross stitch works. There are geometric designs  for use in borders, simple florals for use in items such as antimacassars, and all-over designs for use in cushions, quilt tops and upholstery work. A lovely and useful book!

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286 Pages. This is by far the most spectacular collection of Victorian Era Knitting and Crochet patterns that you will find in print. This book is enormous - almost 300 pages in length! The patterns range from the practical, such as hats, mittens, sweaters, cloaks, dresses, jackets and socks - to the more obscure items such as combination garments and leggings for a sailor boy. An extremely rare book from the earlier days of the famous Paton's yarn company.

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44 Pages. One of the best vintage books that I have seen for making Battenberg laces! It is loaded with detailed illustrations of the various stitches used to make the laces, as well as several finished examples. The book is a goldmine for the experienced and novice alike! I have two versions of this book, the 1900 and 1912 editions - the 1912 book has a few more pages, otherwise they are identical!
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20 Pages.  Basketry is one of the most simplest and useful of the handicrafts. Very inexpensive materials are required to make these lovely and useful baskets, but the creative possibilities are endless! Included are instructions to make a mat, a doll's table, a round work-basket, a straight basket, a pencil holder, a large barrel shaped waste basket and several more designs. Also included are instruction in coiled indian-style baskets, corn husk baskets, and raffia baskets. There are excellent basic instructions to get you started!

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62 Pages. One of the earliest editions of Priscilla books, this is a comprehensive crocheting guide reflecting the styles and lovely accessories from the turn of the 20th century. There are lovely crocheted doilies and items for the home, clothing items for children and ladies, a stunning assortment of bags, miser's purses and chatelaine bags worked in crochet and beaded crochet and lastly some wonderful outfits for dolls.

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21 Pages.  This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in February, 1903 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lesson to make Teneriffe Lace, photo of a plate doily in Venetian Point as well as a jabot in Rose Point and Mousseiline de Soie. Also included are articles on Linens, Silks & Cottons for summer gowns; Protection and Stock Collars, Lace designs for tea cloths, centerpieces & doilies and lastly a Question and Answer section with great advice from the Lace Maker herself.
Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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21 Pages.  This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in May, 1903 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lengthy lesson to make Irish Crochet Lace. Also included are Lace designs for collars and trimmings and lastly a Question and Answer section with great advice from the Lace Maker herself.
Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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16 Pages.  This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in December, 1903 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lengthy article and instructions to make Modern Flemish Lace, including several lovely photos of finished pieces. Also included are line drawing designs for collars, yokes, trimmings and lastly a Question and Answer section with great advice from the Lace Maker herself.
Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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18 Pages.  This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in January, 1904 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lengthy lesson to make Venetian Point Lace and Relief Work - including many photos of finished laces with descriptions of how they are constructed. Also included are Lace diagrams for beautiful insertions and lastly a Question and Answer section with great advice from the Lace Maker herself.
Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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18 Pages.  This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in March, 1904 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lengthy lesson to make Marie Antoinette and Applique Lace - including many photos of finished laces with descriptions of how they are constructed. Also included is a Lace diagram for an exquisite gown, floral designs for pillow appliques and lastly a Question and Answer section with great advice from the Lace Maker herself.
Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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17 Pages. This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in April, 1904 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lengthy lesson to make fine, beautiful laces for the Church. There are 38 beautiful photographs of the laces and a brief description of how these laces were constructed. This is not an in-depth pattern book, the Sara Hadley series is more of a study of lace than instruction books. Also included is a question and answer section with lace making tips from Miss Hadley, herself. A fine book, and very difficult to find. 


Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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18 Pages.  This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in May, 1904 as part of the hard to find Lace Maker Series.  In this issue is a lengthy lesson to make Irish Crochet Lace - including many photos of finished laces with descriptions of how they are constructed. Also included are Lace diagrams for Yokes, Berthas, dress trimmings, short jackets and half sleeves. Lastly, there is a wonderful Question and Answer section with great advice from the Lace Maker herself.
Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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16 Pages. This lovely book is a monthly magazine published in June, 1904 and it is the LAST issue of the hard-to-find Lacemaker monthly publication series.  In this issue is a descriptive lesson to make fine, beautiful hardanger embroidery and cross stitch designs, as well as the uses of it in clothing buttons and decorative linens. There are 40 beautiful photographs of the works and a brief description of how they were constructed. This is not an in-depth pattern book, the Sara Hadley series is more of a study series than formal instruction books. Some of these items might also appear in the later Lace Maker books. They are still beautiful works, and it is a rare resource. Also included is a question and answer section with lace making tips from Miss Hadley, herself. A fine book, and very difficult to find. 


Please note that Mme. Hadley was a Lace Maker, and not a pattern writer. Her patterns are not the easiest to follow - but her wisdom and skills are the best of her day. She was the editor of the Butterick lace making books, winner of the 1892 World's Fair lace making competition and shop owner who supplied and repaired laces for the finest families in the country.

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$9.95

24 Pages. This book, the first in a series of vintage needlework magazines, is among the rarest of the rare! It is a charming glimpse into a much simpler time, containing knitting, crochet and social skills of the day. Included in this issue is a crochet pattern for muffs and boas, Taoro or Teneriffe lace work including photographs of lovely yokes and doilies made in this lace, a lovely story - "Christmas Pirates", hints for afghan makers, a colorful crocheted shawl and scarf, a knitted cable-twist golf sweater and much more! This magazine is such a rare treasure that has been almost forgotten to time!.

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24 Pages. This book is the fifth book in a very rare series of vintage needlework magazines. The series is an eclectic mixture of patterns, instruction, and social skills of this charming era. Included in this issue is an informational article on embrodiered shirtwaists, instructions to make fancy lace turn-over collars, a lovely pattern for a crocheted infants afghan, several lovely designs for embroidered sofa cushions,  a charming story about the minister's daughter and an auction for her kiss,  a knitted vest pattern for an infant and lastly a crocheted jacket for a six year-old boy.

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20 Pages.  This book, the first in a series of vintage needlework magazines, is among the rarest of the rare! It is a charming glimpse into a much simpler time, containing knitting, crochet and social skills of the day. In this issue the contents include instructions for an evening cloak in crochet (cover pattern), a lady's crocheted vest, a crocheted "dress protector" - a muffler type garment for a gent, an article on caring for a baby, knitting patterns for an infants sweater, bonnet and gloves, a doily with a grapevine design (stitch instuctions by name only - no illustrations). Also included is info for washing woolens, hints for afghan makers, crocheted clover lace for a teacloth, a quaint story, info on Christmas gifts for children to make and even more. A rare and nearly obscure vintage issue!

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128 Pages. One of the rarest manuals from the turn of the century. Wonderful knit and crochet patterns with an extensive stitch glossary. I am certain that you will not find this one anywhere else!

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15 Pages. This edition of Weldon's Practical Knitter is destined to become a favorite. It contains a well- selected variety of Victorian Era garments that blend nicely for today's uses. The garments include an infant's pilch or over-drawers - complete with buttons for easy access to your baby's diaper. There is also Lady's Drawers, a sleeping sock in double knitting, drawers for a child of 6 to 8 years, a child's first drawers, a youth's belt or bathing drawers, a knitted design for a shawl in raised points, a knitted pattern for shawls or scarfs (design pictured on the cover), a lovely self-fitting combination garment for a lady, a warm and soft infant's flannel, a lovely bolero bodice and a "Hug-me-tight" for ladies in coral stitch. The designs are (as always) functional and beautiful in construction. A treasure trove of great patterns!

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15 Pages. Irish Crochet is not only a lovely lace work, it is also wearable art. Lovely designs created with a small crochet hook and fine cotton. The results are breathtaking! This edition of Weldon's contains patterns for an Irish Crochet Collar, Edgings, Handkerchief Sachet, Irish Lace, Irish Point Lace, and much more.

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15 pages. The beautiful technique of ribbon embroidery is a very ancient one, going back more than 300 years to the Georgian period. Using colorful ribbons as narrow as 1/8th of an inch as a thread, the needlework can create beautiful life-like florals designs and even butterflies. Finished projects in this edition include a basket in wide and narrow ribbons, butterfly design, daisies with gathered centres, a fan design, fuschia spray, a poppy cushion, roses in gathered ribbon, violets, wisteria and much more. A rare and lovely technique!

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15 Pages. This fascinating book is the third and final edition on the topic of Point Lace. Consisting mainly of finished laces and lace diagrams, there is also instruction for a few stitches - including Point d'Alencon and a variation in Point de Venise. Point lace is created using various styles of pre-made braids or bindings, which are placed in a lace pattern and joined using delicat stitch designs to give the open spaces texture and durability. The lace designs in this edition include a center for a table cloth, collars, handkerchiefs, doilies and various other beautiful ideas. The first two editions of this series, Weldon's #115 and #129 are also available, and this edition is a fantanstic completion to this series.
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16 Pages. A wonderful edition from Weldon's on the lovely lacemaking art of Irish Crochet. In this edition there are instructions for Irish Crochet Collars, Collars in Irish Point, Irish Point Lace, Insertions and much more. Not for the uninitiated - but certainly one of the most beautiful forms of crocheted lace work!

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$9.95

15 Pages.  Another of the fabulous early editions of the Weldon's Irish Crochet books from the Weldon's Needlwork Series. This edition contains patterns for lovely lacey collars and cravats, edgings, and wide laces. This work is intricate and beautiful, using fince crochet thread and a very small crochet hook. While is is not recommended for beginners, it is certainly an art form worth aspiring to!

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15 Pages.  This edition features twelve different styles of beautiful long fancy stockings for ladies.  These stockings are knitted using fingering yarn or sock yarn and are long so that they cover the knee. This is a stunning series of sock patterns and they both practical and popular to wear today as they were over 100 years ago. The styles include several different ribbed designs, shell patterns, a two needle stocking and a stocking for a young lady. You will not find a better selection of long stockings anywhere - an excellent resource and pattern collection for the stocking knitters!

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15 Pages. Our Victorian Grandmothers loved beautiful flowers - but in the cold days of winter, beautiful live flowers were impracticle and quite expensive. This book is an amazing study in the art of recreating the lovely realistic looking flowers of spring and summer using simple tools and paper. There are complete instructions and templates to make Almond Blossoms, Apple Blossoms, Chrysanthemums Crocuses, Daffodils, Daisies, Hyacinths, Irises, Moss Roses, Narcissus, Ox-Eyed Daisies, Tulips and Wild Roses. This is the first book on Paper Flower work, and if you love these - you will also love the flowers in the second book of this series - Weldon's 2D #202 that is also available.

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15 Pages. This book give instruction in two rare and quite beautiful techniques of lacemaking. The Teneriffe lace work is made using pins, a needle and thread. The thread is wound from pin to pin and then joined and formed into motifs and sewn together for a border. The Irish Tatting work contains spectacular borders, edgings and insertions that are tatted in fancy patterns reminiscent of the crocheted version. This work is quite beautiful!

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15 Pages. This book contains patterns and designs to make 14 lovely styles of children's socks. The sizes range from infants to about 8 years of age. The patterns are stunning, with lacy designs such as the Fleur-de-lis sock, and patterned designs such as the adorable strawberry pattern. These socks are decorative and skillfully made. This book really is a goldmine for sock knitters, they are styles and design ideas rarely seen today. A marvelous look at the fashions of yesterday!

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15 Pages. Crafters who love to crochet lace will love this edition of Weldon's. It contains patterns for lovely crocheted lace edgings and insertions, including many patterns of Torchon Lace. The designs are delicate and quite stunning. It contains suggested patterns for Bedspreads, Pillow Cases and Under Linens using these laces. They would be fabulous in shawls or even as a touch of elegance to an original design.

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15 Pages. Long before the advent of party stores and mass-produced silk flowers, these lovely pieces of art were made by hand. Using templates, colored paper and ingenuity they were the Edwardian way of bringing these beautiful flowers to life- especially during the long, cold winter months. There are 58 illustrations in this book and 11 different flowers to make. There are instructions for Arum Lilies, Carnations, Clematis, Roses, Poppies, Guelder Rose, Hollyhocks, Hydrangea, Sunflowers and Violets. A fantastic - well illustrated book!

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15 Pages. This edition contains a fabulous collection of crochet patterns from the early Edwardian era. In this book are patterns for such items as five fantastic crocheted caps for men - including a Tam O'Shanter and a Balaclava designed for sailors. In addition to this, there are two crocheted neckties, a combination garment for a teen-aged girl, doilies, laces and insertions. Finally, there are items for children of a crocheted ball, a toy whip & rattle and reins for a toddler. This is an excellent edition with a focus on men's caps!

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15 Pages. This is perhaps my most favorite edition of Weldon's. In addition to the lovely Silk Neckties for Men and the adorable Bootees for infants, it contains patterns for two stunning Doll's Outfits. The first is the Little Lord Fauntleroy Doll. It is worked in knitting and contains the complete outfit for this fine dandy. The other outfit is for the Swiss Peasant Bride doll. This outfit is worked in knitting and contains the full authentic costume for a Swiss Bride. So lovely!

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15 Pages. This is a collection like none other - it contains a stunning assortment of 8 Edwardian Era crocheted shawls. These are gorgeous patterns that are rarely seen today. The designs indlude Cable Insertion Shawl, Diamond Pattern Shawl, Picot and Diamond Shawl, Picot Pattern with Wheel Insertion, Shawl with Plain Center and Torchon Border, Shell Pattern Shawl, and Woolen Shawl with Chain Fringe. There are 8 illustrations and descriptive instructions to make all of these lovely designs.

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15 Pages. There is nothing more elegant than a finely knitted lace shawl - and this book is loaded with them! There are twelve lovely patterns to choose from, some are bordered shawls, some are in an all-over pattern, including one design that is knitted on four needles. Also included is instruction for shaping and ironing the delicate shawls. This is the perfect book for you if you like doing this delicate form of knitting - the patterns are amazing and surprisingly simple!

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15 Pages. A wonderful instruction book in the fine art of Irish Crochet Lace. This book, the fourth of its kind from Weldon's has many unique designs for Irish Crochet collars. In this edition are instructions for Crochet Collar in Water Lily Design, a collar with Stole Ends, Guipure Lace collar in Starfish pattern, Jasmine Pattern Collar and lastly the Plastron collar in Star Pattern. If you are unfamiliar with Irish Crochet, please consider this book as intermediate or advanced work!

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$9.95

15 Pages. This gorgeous form of lace work is very similar to Netting and Carricmacross laces. Using a net or tulle foundation that is stretched on a frame,the lace designs are created using a fine thread and darned into the fabric of the net. This book contains instructions for 32 different stitches, in both illustrated and descriptive form. Along with this are illustrations and instructions for several finished designs such as trims, handkerchiefs and a flounce that were made with Limerick lace. A lovely and unique form of vintage lace work! 

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$9.95

16 Pages. The wonderful fifth edition in the Weldon's Irish Lace series from the 1920's, this book is loaded with design ideas. There are a few collar projects to be found here, such as the Cape Collar, Pointed Back Collar, Stole End Collar, Gordon Braid Collar and Square Collar with Revers. In addition to this there are loads of individual motifs such as those that are seen on the cover, such as Bunch of Grapes, Fern Leaf, Fleur de Lys and many more. A fantastic resource for the intermediate or advanced Irish Crochet artist!

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$9.95

15 Pages. This book of early Weldon's knitting patterns is loaded with amazing staple patterns. A wide assortment of projects which includes combination garment, petticoat and stockings for a doll, semi-footless gaiter stocking for a lady, semi-footless cycling stocking, child's sock with hemstitch front, two neckties, and a shawl in a blackberry pattern. A fabulous assortment of Edwardian Era knitting patterns!

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$9.95

15 Pages. A collection of 16 lovely knitted borders, edgings and insertions that are perfect to add that classic touch to any knitted creation. These are finishing that you seldom ever see today, and are beautiful examples of Edwardian elegance. The designs include Bird's Eye stitch, Chevasse Lace, Criterion Lace, Duchesse Lace, Fancy Insertion, Hem-Stitch Lace, Lace Flounce, Lattice Stich for Scarf, Lace for Underwear, Net Lace Border, Open Knit Lace, Pointed Lace and Scroll Lace. Well illustrated and descriptive instructions to make a wide variety of designs.

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$9.95

15 Pages. Hardanger Embroidery is a very ancient form of embroidery that passed to the English speaking countries from Scandanavia. It is a beautiful work, mixing the works of simple embroidery stitches with elaborate geometric patterns and cutwork. The results are so distinct and beautiful! This book contains 47 illustrations - beginning with instructions on making the stitches and later showing magnificent embroderies and brief instructions of how they are made.

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15 Pages. This edition of the Weldon's Practical Needlework series is a great resource book for anyone interested in crochet. A great additition to a needleworker's library, it contains detailed instruction for fifty various and useful stitches. There are a wide range of unique stitches, from simple chain stitch, single and double crochet to the more obscure and alaborate ones that you never see, like tricot stitch, bullion stitch, crazy stitch, Muscovite Tricot and much more. A highly useful book and a must own for the crochet library.

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$9.95

15 Pages. A wonderful and informative book from the Edwardian era that delves into the obscure art of pillow lace work. There is useful instruction to make Bruges, Bedford, Maltese and Buckingham laces, with many illustrations and diagrams. There are even a few lace diagrams to make prickings - with additional photos of the finished laces. This is a fantastic resource that is filled with useful information and instruction for the lace maker.

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15 Pages. There are never - ever enough books on crocheted laces! This edition from Weldon's carries a fine collection of crocheted laces for mantel-borders and table cloth decoration. There are large beautiful photographs of the crochet work, and detailed instructions to make them. This is a beautiful edition of Weldon's and it would be a welcome addition to  a crochet library.

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$9.95

15 Pages. This book is all about the techniques of knitting. From the beginning cast-on, there is nothing that is forgotten. Topics include garter stitch, stokinette, purling, various ribbing techniques, slip stitch, increasing, decreasing, casting off, brioche stitch, loop stitch and so much more. It is a very useful book filled with all of the basic techniques - ask well as many forgotten ones. The perfect addition to any knitter's pattern collection!

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15 Pages. A lovely assortment of 22 beautiful stitch borders and edgings for the making of Edwardian Era shawls. There are some very obscure designs to be found here, including the beautiful Vine Osprey pattern seen on the cover. There is also Vertical Knitting, Anemone Stripe, Ivy Leaf and Crumpled Leaf patterns. Included also is a full pattern for a Light Wool Shawl with Mitred Corner. This is a lovely lacy design that is perfect for a shawl.

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15 Pages.   This edition of Weldon's contains lovely collars, edgings, insertions and doilies worked in fine crochet. The techniques are Irish Crochet, Maltese Lace, Guipure Lace Edging & Insertion, Spanish Lace and Lattice pattern lace. There is a stunning collar in this book that is a combination of Irish Crochet and Darned Net work that must be seen! This is a fabulous book, filled with inspiring and beautiful laces.

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$9.95

15 Pages. This book contains a collection of 14 lovely designs for slippers for Ladies and adorable slippers & Boots for children & infants. There pictures of 5 of the patterns shown on the cover, and more of the same inside. These are wonderful and well-constructed Edwardian Era footwear that will most certainly protect you from the chilly cold of winter. Rare and lovely designs!

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15 Pages. No matter what your skill level at embroidery work, this book will contain a stitch or technique that you will find useful in your work. With over 100 clear and descriptive illustrations, and 93 written paragraphs on each technique, this book will become a staple reference in your library. If you are new to Embroidery, you will find all of the instructions easy to follow. In no time you will be mastering this work!

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$9.95

15 Pages.  This book contains a beautiful collection of Edwardian era crocheted Dutch Bonnets for children. There are nine different lacy styles and 16 illustrations in total to make these lovely garments. The instructions to make these lovely bonnets are quite descriptive and detailed. This is gorgeous work and they are perfect for special occasions or even to dress up a period doll in Edwardian finery.

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15 Pages. What a fascinating technique this is! This book contains instructions in Canvas Braiding, Huckaback Embroidery, Ribbonette Lace Work and Embroidered Cloth Waistcoats. Canvas Braiding is a simple and beautiful way of decorating large surfaces of canvas. This book contains 49 illustrations, thoroughly documenting the technique and the various effects you can achieve with these simple stitches. Also included is a section on Ribbonette Lace Work, which is a weaving technique using lace. A fantastic book!

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15 Pages. This book contains an exquisite collection of 12 crocheted doilies along with a bonus pattern of a lacy crocheted cover for a pincushion. The styles within this book are as delicate as snowflakes and are beautiful works of art. Some of the doilies have embroidered centers, but this book contains the patterns for the crocheted portions only. In some of the styles, the entire doily is crocheted and a few of the others have a fine cloth center as seen on the cover. A wonderful art form!

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15 Pages. This rare edition is on the topic of Filet Lace, otherwise known as Darned Nettting. It is lovely work that is an ancient form of lace making, the description in this book dates this work back over 700 years! This lovely work is created on a netted base and using simple embroidery stitches to form a lovely lacework design. It is one of the simplest of all lace making techniques, and the results are beautiful for edgings and decorative insertions. 

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15 pages. This fantastic book will be a treat for anyone who is planning a wedding, a formal dinner or just wants to decorate the dinner table with flair. It contains instructions in the proper art of Napkin Folding. There are 11 different examples, some you may have heard of:

Banded Scroll      Lily Leaf
Claredon              Mitre
Cardinal's Hat     Pocket
Double Pocket     Scroll
Fan                       Screen
Hood

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This pattern is a special edition that was created for an exhibit in the D.A.R. Museum in Washington, D.C. A beautiful design in two different sleeve variations, is sized for a Misses or Women's size 34 with instructions included to increase or decrease the size for the perfect fit. The pattern is made with Worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles. As a special bonus, this pattern is written in the 1902 format as well as a modern day format to assist in making this fashion statement of yesteryear!

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15 Pages. An excellent pattern book for early 20th century beaded bags and purses worked in crochet. This book contains thirteen patterns for old fashioned style purses that are beautifully constructed and simple in design. Included in this book are patterns to make: Heliotrope & Green purse, the Blue & Yellow Bag, a Blue Silk Miser's Purse with steel beads, a Round Gold Bag, a simple Pink & Green Bag, the Steel Bag worked with crochet cotton and steel beads, a Steel & Gold purse with a square top and round base, a Satin Bag with a network of beads, a Long Purse with ends of Ring Crochet, a Round Steel Bead purse with gold center, a Purse of Ring Crochet, a Round Crochet & Bead Sovereign purse, a Long Miser's Purse with Oriel Ends, A Simple Beaded Crochet Purse and lastly a colorful purse made with crochet rings.  This is an excellent assortment of hard to find patterns for these lovely accessories!

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15 Pages. Teneriffe lace is a very beautiful technique that is similar to drawn work, but it is worked in a different and simpler manner. There are no woven strands to be cut an counted, and the entire work is made on a simple frame and then sewn into your finished work. The most important part of this work is the frame - usually constructed of wood, with brass tacks or small nails set about 1/16 of an inch apart. The lace is then woven upon these tacks in beautiful designs and shapes. This is very lovely work and a very early form of lace making. The book contains several different ideas of frame shapes including ovals, fans, butterfly and corners. In addition to this there are instructions that range from the simplest lace weaving to elaborate designs such as pyramids, butterfly and even a coronation lace including a crown. An excellent book with instruction in a very hard to find technique!

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15 Pages. A stunning technique of point lace that has its roots in Ireland, this is a sturdy lace and if worked correctly will survive many cleanings. This lace is worked on good quality muslin, a square mesh netting, a fine crochet cotton and No. 10 sharp needles. A simple set of tools with magnificent results! This book contains instructions for twenty-four essential stitches to work in the netting, as well as two other essential stitches for the filling in areas. There are also many stunning examples of this finished work with instructions on how they are made. This is a very hard to find instruction book on a stunning lace work technique!

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$16.95

44 Pages. For both the amateur and experienced workers in crochet and knitting alike, there will be lovely patterns for for every skill level. There is more crochet here than knitting, and most of the crochet patterns are variations of filet crochet - with excellent charts and well written instructions. The patterns include filet crochet motifs for the nursery to be used in curtains or decorations for the crib, there are also very lovely filet additions to be added to pillowcases or infants garments. For the lady's boudoir there are crochet caps, slippers - as well as a lovely hairpin lace edging for a handkerchief, and beautiful delicate edging for an apron. There are also lovely filet crochet yokes for a lady's lingerie, filet inserts for tea cloths, pillows and table runners, hand towels, and a lovely crochet wrap. In knitting there are several sweaters - something for all ages - in addition to this there are excellent instructions with photos in the basic stitches in knitting and crochet. This is a fine book of vintage patterns that you will not find anywhere else!  

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119 Pages. There is something in here for everyone, a lovely selection of hand knitting and crochet patterns from a bygone age - still every bit as beautiful and functional as they were over 100 years ago! In this edition, the patterns include several children's blankets in knitting and crochet as well as several lovely afghans and slumber robes. Also included is the "Ostrich Feather" opera cloak, a lady's kimono in crochet, a lovely crocheted breakfast jacket, crocheted capes for a child and one for an infant, lady's knitted golf sweater, a hooded shawl for a child, a crocheted rainbow scarf, a crocheted golf sweater for a lady, numerous variations of scarfs and shawls for a lady, a frilly crocheted evening hood, a child's bolero, several infant's sacques, an Eton jacket, several hats, hoods, toques, and tam o'shanter; several variations of slippers, socks, mittens and gloves - and much more! This book is packed cover to cover with great period patterns!

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101 Pages. This is the sixth edition of the Manual of Handiwork series, a very hard to find set of early pattern books by Bear Brand. This book contains patterns in knitting and crochet for for women and children, as well as patterns for some lovely knitted lace edgings. Included are knitted and crocheted afghans for infants and children, a Roman stripe slumber robe in knitting, several other afghans in knitting and crochet, an "Ostrich Feather" opera cloak, a crocheted kimono and a breakfast jacket for a lady, two capes for a child - one in knitting and one in crochet, several knitted and crocheted sweaters and shawls for a lady, a lovely frilly evening hood for a lady, several garments for a young child in knitting and crochet, a lady's Eton jacket in crochet, several patterns for hats, hoods and tam o'shanters, several patterns for slippers, stockings, socks, mittens, gloves and other cold weather accessories. This books is a treasure trove of great 100 year old patterns!

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118 Pages. This is an early volume from the Bear Brand series with Edwardian era knitting and crochet patterns for everyone in the family. The patterns include several afghans, a dainty fascinator hood for a lady. Also for a lady is a crocheted kimono, a lovely breakfast jacket,  a lovely yachting jacket, a golfing or bicycling hat, a knitted Norfolk jacket, a crocheted blouse, a crocheted Eton jacket, a knitted cable sweater, and a tight fitting knitted sweater with ribs and cables. For children, the patterns are a ribbed sweater in knitting, a boys Russian blouse in knitting, a cable twist sweater for a girl, and a boys ribbed skating helmet. In addition to all of this there are a few sweaters for men, many lovely shawls for ladies, several hats and berets, slippers and many items for baby. A wide assortment of wonderful period patterns for everyone in the family!

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192 Pages. This edition is a huge collection of knitting and crochet patterns for men, women and children. There is something wonderful here for all ages! The book starts out with garments for women and the patterns include a fascinator, an evening hood with cape, a nubia, a  puritan hood, a sleighing cape, several shawls, several blouses, kimonos, petticoats, and vests. Also included are accessories such as gloves, mittens, wristlets and a boa. The next section is on Hairpin crochet work and the patterns are for a kimono, a hood and a scarf. Next section is on knitting sweaters for women, it provides a few different styles as well as a very detailed section on making up the sweaters and the stitches used. The next section is crocheted sweaters and it contains several lovely designs. The next section is on Making Shawls, it provides several options for stitches and many lovely patterns. The next section is afghans, and as with the shawls, there are many lovely stitches explained in detail and several patterns as well. The next section is children's garments dozens of amazing patterns! The next section is for infants - dozens of amazing and unique patterns. The last section is for men and boys, with dozens of excellent sweaters, vests and other cold weather garb. This is a great book!

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