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Antique Edwardian Embroidery Irish Crochet Book CD 1912
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Richardson's American Beauty Book

CD Republication(TM)!

Originally Published 1912!


If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the buy-it-now option, you win!


Up for bid is another lovely Dakota Prairie Treasures Antique Edwardian CD Republication(TM), the ''Richardson's American Beauty Book, Number 8'', with instructions for a variety of needlearts plus scores of patterns! These folks proviced some of the best instruction books for the needle arts ever published! The experienced needlecraft and facywork artisans of the late 1800's and early 1900's clamored for this type of item and with good reason! (Original is NOT for sale)


All Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republications™ are viewable on Windows, Mac and Linux pc operating systems!


This 167 page CD Republication covers the gentle art of using linen, cotton or other materials, needles and various threads (silk, linen and cotton) to make the daintiest (but also amazingly sturdy) decorative embroidered doilies, centerpieces, photo frames and tea cloths for the classiest of homes.

I have also reformatted the original 77 PATTERNS for these etchings to full size (with many of shown in the listing collage) for your stitching pleasure! Wow! This makes a TOTAL of 244 pages in this CD Republication(TM)! This should keep you in stitches for a long, long time!

FYI: You may trace these patterns to your fabric at the size provided for your customized finished products or easily enlarge or reduce them using a copier machine. You can see this book will keep you busy a long time making beautiful, dainty, colorful decorative soft home furnishings and fabric items for you and yours, as gifts or to sell!

This HISTORIC item contains scores and scores of images, color plates, instructions, designs and fundamentals for creating the extremely handsome soft furnishings of the Edwardian era! You will also find historical facts on this ancient craft as well as various RARE and UNIQUE guidelines to assist you along the way to recreating the needleworked items of a classy and gentile society!

These instructions are characteristic of the fancy work done by our oh-so-feminine lady ancestors during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft book revealing our heritage from early America and Europe!


An excerpt:

''A simple and easy course of lessons on embroidery suited to the needs of the beginner and helpgul to the experienced and professional embroiderer .

Especial attention is called to the illustrated lessons and beautiful designs for Punch, Medieval, French and Eyelet, Italian Cut Work and Raised Embroidery. The pages of full working size designs, including complete alpahbets (two sizes), borders, towels, costumes and lingerie, are worth several times the price of the book. The new designs for crocheted and knitted ariticles will appeal to all women interesting in this fascinating work.''

All color Plates of flowers come with Marked Diagrams which include colors used, stitch direction and order of color blending!




Stitches for Modern Embroidery

Stitches for Punch Embroider

Raised Stitches for Rambler Roses and Other Small Flowers

Medieval Embroidery

French and Eyelet Embroidery


Color Plate 1: American Beauty Rose


Types of Stitches

Outline Stitches

German Stroke Stitch

Cord Outline Stitch

Kensington Outline Stitches

Stem Outline Stitches

Couching Stitches

Chain Outline

Ox-Chain Stitch

Russian Outline Stitch

Feather Outline Stitches

(5 variations)

Snail Trail Outline Stitch

Covering Stitches. Bullion

(3 variations)

Lazy-Daisy Stitch

French Knots

Long and Short Stitch Embroidery

Solid Embroidery with Opus Plumariun or Featherstitch

Shading Solid Emboidery


Color Plate 2: Geranium


Flower Petal Turn-Overs

Stem and Branches

Different Parts of a Flower

Direction of Stitches


Description of Seven Plates of Full Working Size Embroidery Designs

Plate 1. 3 Rambler Rose Patterns

Plate 2. 5 Florals & Butterfly, Swags, Continuous and Pillow or Towel French and Eyelet Designs

Plate 3. 4 French and Eylet, and Punch Embroidery Patterns

Plate 4. 4 Punch Embroidery Patterns

Plate 5. 3 Combinations of Punch, Medieval and French Embroidery

Plate 6. 5 French Knot Embroidery


Color Plate 3: Holly and Violets


(Two pages had been removed from the original by the original owner and therefore are not included in this CD)

Partial Alphabet Set T-Z

Full Alphabet Set A-Z


Illustrations and Discriptions of the Latest Designs Manufactured by the Richardson Art Linen Department

(These designs have been reformatted and enlarged to full-page size for your ease of use!)


French and Eyelet Embroidery Patterns

Beribboned Bells & Flower Sprays

Dove with Olive Branch Design for Centerpiece

Beribboned Basket and Floral Vines Centerpiece


Color Pate 3: Columbine


Butterfly Centerpiece

Wheat Centerpiece


Punch Embroidery Designs

Dining Room Set

Rose Centerpiece and Narrow Rose Runner


Punch, Medieval and French Embroidery Designs

Butterfly Centerpiece


Medieval and French Embroidery Designs


Color Plate 4: Violet and Golden Rod


Outline Embroidery Pattern

Wheat Sheeve



Solid Embroidery Patterns

Fullblown Rose


Pine Cones

Conventional Floral Design

Coventional Rose & Wreath

Conventional Rose #1

Conventional Rose #2


Lazy-Daisy Embroider Designs

Rambler Roses and Butterflies


Raised Embroidery Designs

Button Roses and Violets


Italian Cut Work Designs

Wild Roses


French Knot or Meadow Embroidery



Color Plate 5: Jacque Rose


Descriptions of Full Page Illustrations

Corset Cover in French and Eyelet Embroidery

Slip-Over Corset Cover in Punch, French and Eyelet Embroidery

Lingerie Shirt Waist in French and Eyelet Embroider

Shirt Waist in Punch and French Embroidery

Slip-over Corset Cover in Punch, French and Eyelet Embroidery

Lingerie Shirt Waist with Grapes and Leaves in French and Eyelet Embroidery

Shirt Waist Medallion Designs in Punch and French Embroidery

Lady's Kimono in Outline Embroidery


Fancy Collar Designs in French and Eyelet Embroidery

Daisy Petals



Boudoir Cap


New Fancy Tea and Work Aprons

Butterfly Apron

French and Eyelet Apron

Shadow Embroidery Apron


Dainty Novelties for Baby's Use



Baby Pillows

Carriage Robes

Pin Holder

Shirt Holder

Wall Decorations

Baby Clothes Rack


Designs for Men

Gentleman's Toilet Set

Shaving Pads Despenser

Pipe Rack

Collar Bag

2 Slip-Over Pillow Case Designs for Day Use

Initials for Marking


Color Plate 6: Clover and Buttercups

Half-Solid Embroidery

Skeleton Embroidery on Violets


Color Plate 7: Bridesmaid Rose


Laudering a Rose Design


Color Plate 8: for Cherries


Color Plate 9: Carnation


Color Plate 10: Sweet Peas


Color Plate 11: with Eight Floral Motifs


Apple Blossoms


Bachelor Buttons or Corn Flower

Red Clover

Yellow Daisy

Wild Rose



Illustrations in This Issue of the American Beauty Book


Richardson's Latest Table of Beneral Shading and Key to Colors

for the following flowers including for centers, stems, foliage, anthers,  buds, spots, stamens, thorns,

Apple Blossums


Autumn Leaves


Asters (Yellow, Pink, Purple White)

Bachelor Buttons (Yellow, pink)



Bleeding Heart

Bitter-sweet Berries

Baby Blue Eyes

California Pepper

California Poppy


Corn Flowers

Chrysanthemums (Lilac, pink, red, yellow)

Clover (Pink, red, white)

Carnation (Pink, yellow, white)

Clematis (Purple, red)


Cosmos (California) (Purple, white)

Cactus (Red, yellow)

Cyclamen (pink, red, blue)

Currant (red, unripe)

Daisies (white, yellow)




Evening Primrose (pink, yellow, red)


Flag Lily

Fleur-de-lis (purple, yelllow)

Maiden Hair Ferns

Fuchsia (pnk, purple)

Grapes (purple, Delaware, white)


Golden Rod



Honey Suclke


Hyacinth (white, pink, purple)

Hollyhock (pink, red, yellow, purple)



Ivy (English)

Ivy (German)


Lilac (white, purple)

Lilly (Japanese)

Lily (Easter)

Lily (Calla and Water)

Lily (Tiger)

Love-in-a-Mist or Ragged Lady

Morning Glory (blue, purple, pink, red)


Nastrtiums (yellow, red, brown)

Orchis (purple, pink, yellow)

Orange Blossoms

Poppy (red, pink, yellow)

Pansy (purple, yellow)

Rose, Wild

Rose, Yellow

Rose, American Beauty

Rose, La France

Rose, Marcechal Neil

Rose, Moss

Rose, Jacqueminot

Rose, Bridesmaid

Rose, Bride or White

Rose, Catherine Mermet

Rose, Golden Gat


Sweet Peas (pink, purple)


Tulip (red, yellow)


Violet (purple, yellow)

Verbenas (pink, purple)



Wisteria, Japanese


Irish Crochet and How to Make It

(ncludes thread size, amount needed, hook size)

Abbreviations of Terms

Filet Crochet Handkerchief Bag #5 with Tassels

(size 6x7 inches)

Filet Crochet Reticule #6 with Tassels

(size 6 x 9 inches)

Irish Crochet Reticule #1

Irish Crochet Opera Bag #2 with Pedants

(size 6 x 6 inches)

Irish Crochet Reticule #3 with Pendants

(size 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches)

Irish Crochet Handkerchief Bag #4 with Fringe

(size 7 x 8 inches)

Irish Crochet Waist Set #7

includes Yoke and Sleeve Edging

Irish Crochet Collar and Cuff Set #15

Irish Crochet Hat Band #16

Irish Crochet Evening Cap #17 with Pendants

Irish Crochet Jabot #1

Irish Crochet Jabot #2


Plus a number of advertisment pages for needlework goods.


What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!


Pretty much everything you need to make the dainty silk Victorian household embroideries but the antique or vintage threads, fabric, hoops or frames, etc. Those can be readily found on Atomic Mall! You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, you can obtain the contemporary materials at your nearest fabric or craft store...

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience fiber art and thread worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

  The CD Republication you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine American culture!!! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment making/recreating vintage/antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!


This information has been scanned onto CD-ROM using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download the latest FREE version of this software quickly at www.adobe.com . This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD reproduction of this resourceful dressmaking item.

The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing item on antique frock making. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE item's information and patterns to CD-ROM! The format of this resource has so many more advantages than the original book.


What are the benefits of an antique book CD Republication(TM)

* Every image and every page has been scanned at a high dpi to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are completely sizable. You can enlarge and print according to your visual needs! They are reformated in full-page sizing for better viewing of details, etc.!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at high resolution and is readily accessible using the downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader software program. This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page, pages or the entire CD contents!

* Each time you want to use an image, a page or pages you can print it out. Every one will be as crisp and clear as the last!



* Each CD-ROM comes in a PROTECTIVE CASE!


Curious about the quality of these scans Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! Scale it, edit it, print it to fit your needs and you are surely going to be quite pleased with the results! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...


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Copyright restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures CD products, designs & images are manufactured, copyrighted & owned by us (as is all listing text & photos). CD designs or images, or any part thereof, may NOT be reproduced, used in lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually, as a package, as machine embroidery products, etc.) without Dakota Prairie Treasures prior written consent. You are permitted to use our products' information for needlecraft items you make for yourself, as gifts, or for items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs & images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Any & all violations will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Returns are allowed for replacement on CD products due to manufacturing defects only.

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