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Antique French Encyclopedia of Needlework

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Encyclopedie des Ouvrages de Dames par Thérèse de Dillmont (1846-1890), published in 1884, is a classic reference book one can turn to for time-tested information.

This is a beautiful antique book even if you do not have an interest in needlework...it is such a treat to look at! It contains amazing plates of needlework samples and the pages are full of pictures and text in beautiful French!

This edition is probably from the 1910s (nouvelle edition revue ey augmentée) TH de Dillmont Editeur, Mulhouse (Alsace). The sixteen chapters include Sewing, Mending, Single and Cut Open Work, Net and Damask Stitches, White Embroidery, Flat and Gold Stitch Embroidery, Tapestry and Line Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Netting, Irish Lace, Laces of Different Kinds, Miscellaneous Fancy Work, and Practical Directions.

746 pages. green cloth cover (has been covered with clear contact paper. binding is a bit loose. Heavy item (please note shipping charges).

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Antique French Encyclopedia of Needlework


  • Vintage item from the 1910s
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