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Art Embroidery in Silk – A Lady’s Book


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A Lady’s Book on Art Embroidery in Silk with Engraved Patterns was published by M. Heminway & Sons Silk Company some time last century or the century before! (How’s that for accuracy?!) It’s a neat little booklet with a lot of information in it.

First, as promised, it has some embroidery patterns in it. Second, it has some embroidery technique in it. And third, since it’s published by a silk manufacturing company, it has a lot of nice information about silk in it.

If you haven’t come across it on the Antique Pattern Library yet, do give A Lady’s Book on Art Embroidery in Silk with Engraved Patterns a look. It’s a PDF, and it was added to the library in November, 2007.

Also, if you haven’t stopped by the Antique Pattern Library lately, you might want to take a look at it – there have been a few new additions, which you will find highlighted in red in the left-hand column. You may end up browsing a while! Enjoy!


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