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Monday, August 26, 2013

Antique Embroidery Books

First, I have a quick update on my Christmas Crazy Quilt Block:

I pulled some lace and trim for this block and sewed those pieces down so next, I can start stitching.  Which I'll do when I get offline.  It's very hot today so I don't plan to sit on my deck until this evening when it cools off.

In other news, to satisfy my insatiable appetite for embroidery techniques and information, I came across a site that is loaded with old embroidery books, all available to read online.  As I go through these antique embroidery books, I'll embed the links here so you can enjoy them too.  This one is called Wallachian Embroidery.  I haven't read through it all yet but I think crazy quilters may find this book useful for new ideas:



If I added the link correctly, you should be able to read this book right here on my blog.

If you look closely at the photos and read through the first page, you'll see that it's nothing more than the Buttonhole stitch.  But how it's worked produces some very lovely effects and the photos might give you some fun ideas to try with your crazy quilt projects.

1 comment:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thamks Pam - you know I love old embroidery books so I will enjoy reading through this!

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