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Hands, Hilda - Church Embroidery - Ancient and Modern

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30 November 2011

Hands, Hilda - Church Embroidery - Ancient and Modern

I wrote recently how pleased I was to find a copy of this book. Then "Anonymous" put in a comment that the book is available on-line!

http://www.archive.org/details/churchneedlework00hand

Thankyou Anonymous! Now we can all share in the beautiful beautiful designs and detailed text.

Much padding and couching going on.......







This isn't a proper review - I'm not awake enough for that - Mary Corbet reviews it at http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/03/goldwork-sampler-pattern.html.

The patterns! The patterns! 


 

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Anonymous' here (sorry about that, I didn't understand the other options. My name is Saskia).
One can spend many happy hours browsing archive.org.
Doing a search for Grace Christie, for example, leads to these:

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924014066249

http://www.archive.org/details/embroiderytapest00chri

http://www.archive.org/details/embroiderycollec00chri

If you want to be occupied a serious amount of time, do a search for 'Embroidery' :)

Saskia

Thursday, December 01, 2011  
Blogger Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, this is a book that I could just sit and look at all day. So pretty. By the way, I love your slide show...........such lovely sitching! blessings,Kathleen

Thursday, December 01, 2011  
Anonymous Rachel said...

So much that's fascinating is available online these days. I think we could easily spend more time looking than stitching!

Thursday, December 01, 2011  
Blogger Susan Elliott said...

Thank you for telling me about this book Megan. I absolutely am in love with those patterns too...and so so glad it is for free.

I'm off to see if that site has anything on tinsel embroidery...Thanks!

Friday, December 02, 2011  
Blogger Kimberly Servello said...

I'm so envious! I get an error when I try to open any of the book formats. And I'm dying to see more of the patterns. What you've shared with us is lovely. Thanks for the tip - I'll try it again tomorrow.

Friday, December 09, 2011  

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