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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Very Vintage Needlework Books

In my ever constant and so far, unsatisfying quest for more information on Chicken Scratch, I did some more Googling today. I decided to search "out of print vintage needlework books". I never did find anything on Chicken Scratch but what I did find was well worth my time!

Lademoiselle offers a unusual collection of vintage needlework booklets ranging from crochet, to embroidery and hardanger. The covers on these booklets are so just charming! Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the crocheted crinoline ladys!

Vintage Cat has quite a large offering of rare and some not-so-rare iron-on transfer patterns and vintage prestamped linens. Oooh, I could spend some money here!

At Fabrics, you can find a "Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery of Thread Company-owned Magazines". This is a facinating look at needlework advertising.

I actually own a booklet by Corticelli. I believe it's copyrighted 1899! Maybe I'll share a bit of it with you another time.

For now, enjoy your visit to these links! I had a great time looking through them!

2 comments:

Gina E. said...

Hi Pam, those are wonderful links - I had a lot of pleasure going through everything on those sites. It is quite astonishing how much old stuff is still around. I am constantly amazed at some of my finds on eBay. People who live in a house that has been in their family for several generations, must eventually have a cleanup of cupboards and rooms. If they don't know the value of their finds (and this is often the case with people in rural areas) their old treasures can so easily end up in a rubbish tip :(
By the way, you posted a comment on my blog about my telephone book covers. I had forgotten about that, but now that I have re-read your comment, I will drag out my covers now, and scan them in the next few days. Watch This Space!!!

Pam Kellogg said...

Oh yes, thanks Gina! I'd love to see them!

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