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Antique Edwardian Embroidery Tapestry Weaving CD '06!
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The Artistic Crafts Series of Technical Handbooks

Embroidery & Tapestry Weaving


Originally Published in 1906! 


If you are the first to bid on this item, using the buy-it-now option, you win! There is no chance of being outbid! Don't wait!


Up for bid is a CD REPUBLICATION of the original ''Embroidery & Tapestry Weaving: A Practical Text-book of Design and Workmanship by Mrs. Archibald H. Christie with Drawings by the Author and other Illustrations.''

This  lovely antique fancywork embroidery and needlework instruction CD Republication is from a non-smoking home! It addresses the gentle art of embroidery and tapestry weaving from A to Z!

This item includes scores and scores of line drawings and patterns on its 413 pages! Just take a peek at the listing collage! You can see this book will keep you busy a long time during the coming months making beautiful beaded items for you and yours, as gifts or to sell at craft fairs and flea markets.

The antique threads, fabrics, pins, needles, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall. You just have to search a little bit! Of course, you can find the contemporary items at you nearby hobby or craft store... :)


An excerpt:

''Flowers, Plants and Fishes, Birds, Beasts, Flyes, and Bees,

Hils, Dales, Plaines, Pastures, Skies, Seas, Rivers, Trees,

There's nothing neere at hand, or farthest sought,

But with the nnedle may be shap'd and wrought.''



Editor's Preface

Author's Preface



Chapter I


Chapter II

Tools, Appliances, and Materials

Needles-Scissors - Thimbles-Frames - Stand and Frame Combined - Tambour Frame - Cord Making Appliance - Requisites for Transferring Patterns - Pricker - Knife - Spindle - Piercer - Materials Suitable for Embroidering upon - Threads of all Kinds-Stones, Beads, &c.

Chapter III

Pattern Designing

The Difficulties of Pattern Making - A Stock-inTrade - Some Principles upon which Patterns are Built Up - Spacing-out - Nature and Convention-Shading - Figure Work-Limitations-Color

Chapter IV


Introduction - Chain Stitch - Zigzag Chain - Chequered Chain - Twisted Chain - Open Chain-Braid Stitch - Cable Chain - Knotted Chain - Split Stitch

Chapter V

Stitches (continued)

Satin Stitch - Long and Short Stitch - Stem Stitch - Overcast Stitch - Back Stitch - Buttonhole Stitch - Tailor's Buttonhole - Fancy Buttonhole Edgings - Flower in Open Buttonhole Stitch - Leaf in Close Buttonhole Stitches - Petal in Solid Buttonholing

Chapter VI

Stitches (continued)

Knots and Knot Stitches - Herring-bone Stitch - Feather Stitch - Basket Stitch - Fishbone Stitch - Cretan Stitch - Roumanian Stitch - Various Insertion Stitches - Picots

Chapter VII

Canvas Work and Stitches

Introduction - Samplers - Petit Point Pictures - Cross Stitch - Tent Stitch - Gobelin Stitch - Irish Stitch - Plait Stitch - Two-sided Stitch - Holbein Stitch - Rococo Stitch

Chapter VIII

Methods of Work

Couching - Braid Work - Laid Work - Applied Work - Inlaid Work - Patch Work

Chapter IX

Methods of Work (continued)

Quilting - Raised Work - Darning - Open Fillings - Darned Netting

Chapter X

Methods of Work (continued)

Drawn Thread Work - Hem Stitching - Simple Border Patterns - Darned Thread Patterns - Corners - Cut or Open Work - Various Methods of Refilling the Open Spaces

Chapter XI

Embroidery with Gold and Silver Threads

Introduction - Materials - Precautions for the Prevention of Tarnish - Ancient Method of Couching - Its Various Good Points - Description of Working Diagram - Working a Raised Bar - Examples of Patterns Employed in Old Work - Illustrations upon Draped Figures - Usual Method of Couching - Couching Patterns - Outline Work - Raised Work - The Use of Purls, Bullions, &c.

Chapter XII

Lettering, Heraldry, and Emblems

The Uses of Lettering - Marking - Monograms - Heraldry - Emblems

Chapter XIII

The Garniture of Work

Finishing Off - Making Up - Edges - Use of Cordmaking Appliance - Cord Twisted by Hand - Knotted Cord - Fringes - Tassels - Knots

Chapter XIV

Practical Directions

Transferring Patterns - Paste for Embroidery Purposes - Protection and Perservation of Work - Washing Embroidery - Prevention and Cure of Puckered Work - Points about the Thread - Dressing the Frame

Part II

Tapestry Weaving

Chapter XV


Chapter XVI

Necessary Appliances and Materials

The Loom - Mirror - Bobbins and Needles - The Comb - Embroidery Frame Treated as a Loom - Warp - Wools - Silk - Gold and Silver Thread

Chapter XVII

Preparations for Work

Warping the Loom - Dressing the Coat-stave - Tracing the Pattern upon the Threads

Chapter XVIII

The Technique of Weaving

Weaving - Commencing and Fastening Off - The Interlocking Stitch - Fine Drawing - Shading - Added After-stitches

Notes on the Colotype Plates

The Collotype Plates



So this is it! All these directions, graphs & instructions for making how these delightful antique examples were originally made!  Lots of stuff to keep you busy a very long time!

Please check our other CD Republication listings for authentic antique fancy work which will give your home or office an extra special touch!


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 wax floral art 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 paper flower 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

* 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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USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers:payment is accepted via Paypal only. Buyer to contact me within 3 days of auction close. All payments must be received within 10 days following close of auction(s). Email address for Paypal payments will be included following the close of the auction. Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest! Thank you!

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