A while ago, I started the hunt for A.G. Christie’s book, English Medieval Embroidery. I haven’t been able to lay my paws on it – but there are other good A. G. Christie embroidery books online. Here’s a sample of one.
Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving by Mrs. Archibald Christie (also known as Grace Christie) is a nice information and design book for embroidery. It’s got clear diagrams for stitches, and, better yet, it has great designs in it!
You can find plenty of designs like the one above – designs for crewel work, blackwork, all kinds of surface embroidery (including historical and ecclesiastical work), and counted thread and canvas work. The book is packed with useful information!
Although I haven’t tried my hand at “real” tapestry weaving, I think it’s interesting to read through the information on weaving, too! Her style is really easy.
So, if you feel like browsing an online book and you’re looking for inspiration do check out A. G. Christie’s Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving on Project Gutenberg. I think you’ll find it a great little gem for your library!
Feel free to check out my other reviews of free online embroidery books!