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The Priscilla Cross-Stitch Book

Great for Authentic Victorian Beading Projects!

CD Republication™

by Harriet Cushman Wilkie

Originally Published in 1899

If you are the first to bid on this auction, using the buy-it-now option, YOU WIN! There is no chance of being outbid! DON'T WAIT!


Up for bid is another Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republication™ of our original ''Priscilla Cross-Stitch Book!'' This item has approximately 200 steel plate beading or cross stitch pattern etchings in its 50 pages! It includes instructions for using these graphed designs in a wide variety of needle working techniques. From cross stitch to beading, to crochet, to knitting, to embroidery and more! I hardly know where to begin...

This is certainly a huge source of historically valuable inspiration for the creative thread and bead art souls out there. The instructions for these items were created by experienced Victorian traditional needle and fiber artists from 1899 and earlier! (Original is NOT for sale)


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

This item is a great resource for those who are Victorian and Edwardian historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical clothing, theatre, fiber and textile arts, etc!

FYI: Many of our customer's favorite CD Republications™ are now becoming available in  Spiral Bound Pattern Book™ format! 

If you would prefer these antique instructions as a Spiral Bound Pattern Book™ instead of a CD Republication™ please email! We will list it for you ASAP and email you it's listing number to expedite your order!



More than 217 pattern examples! And this is not counting all the individual letters in the six alphabets included nor the individual items included in the panoramic or complex examples…


An excerpt:

 ''There is scarcely a pattern in this book that may not be applied to a dozen different uses or materials, or worked in many different stitches. And here lies one great charm of cross-stitch embroidery, the latitude enjoyed by the worker.''

Here is an OLD, resourceful and exceptional embroidery, crochet, knitting, netting, cross-stitch, petit point, Guipure D'Art, rug work, straw work, appliqu? and beading instructional and design book on CD-ROM. These instructions are characteristic of the needle arts and crafts done by our lady ancestors! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft instructional revealing our heritage from early America and European!

It addresses a substantial history on cross-stitch embroidery in multiple countries from the 13th century on. It addresses generally cross stitch (point croise) ''on linen for tea cloths, towels, serviettes, sideboard cloths and bedroom furniture, but on silk for borders, ties, gloves and slippers.''



It addresses:

Types of canvas of linen, silk and others are discussed.

Types of Stitches

(cross stitch, gobelin, slanting gobelin, half cross stitch, renaissance, square, rosette, leviathian, holbein, plush, knot stitch, scrim, and Smyrna)

Guipure D'Art and the types of materials to use for its foundation

(''Filet and grenadine are materials that serve as foundations for some exceedingly dainty embroidery.'')

Basting Canvas upon Fabrics

Use of Symbols

Method of Working Rug

Cross Stitch on Braid

Cross Stitch used as a Background

Cross Stitch on Net

Cross Stitch in Crochet

Cross Stitch on Straw

Cross Stitch Applique

Bead Work

(either separate or combined with other needle and thread work)

How to work Cross Stitch Designs in Crochet

How to work Cross Stitch Designs in Knitting

How to work Cross Stitch Designs in Beads

Canvas basted upon fabric ready for working



What types of thread, floss, yarns, fabrics, canvas, needles and other equipment to use with these various techniques.


Furthermore, it address:

What type of soft furnishings are created using this plethora of information include:

Serviettes, runners for the dinner table, chair seats, rugs, purses, tapestries, chair backs, pillows and sofa cushions, valences, curtains, mantel drapery, newspaper holder, handkerchief sachet, and on and on…


Patterns range from the simple to complex. They are many and various:

Ground patterns (small to large)

Borders (narrow to wide)

Center motifs (small to large)

Birds such as swans, doves, rooster and hen (various and small to large)

Beasts (dogs, cats, fish, sheep, 3 rampant lions (one with crown)) F

florals in small to large singles, clusters and bouquets (natural to stylized)

These include various types of: roses, tulips, crocus, carnations, fuchsias, daisies and so many more.

Stylized and naturalized flora/bushes/trees/ivy, etc.

Fruit (plums, pears, cherries, peach)

Persons (women and children)

Stylized forms

Geometric forms

Buildings (church, house)

Insects (several butterflies, ant)










Celtic styled symbols

6 complete alphabets for monograms, etc.

Various Fleur-de-lis

Stylized crosses


Multiple swag-style patterns

Grecian-style mosaic patterns

Pennsylvania Dutch style emblems

And so much more


Many of these patterns include a color chart guide for those who wish to be as authentic as possible utilizing this information. It is a needle crafter's dream! Of course, you can modify the color schemes as you wish and this option provides almost limitless possibilities…

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 recreating a wide variety of antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandmothers did!


You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned into a CD-ROM Reproduction™ using the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF format. You may download a FREE version of the Adobe software program at www.adobe.com .

This is NOT a copy of another CD-ROM. You will receive an ORIGINAL CD of this historic and resourceful book. The text is viewed easily from your computer or you may choose to print each page as you read this amazing book on embroidery. Every page has been meticulously scanned, cleaned and burned to preserve this ANTIQUE book'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 Dakota Prairie Treasures' Antique Book CD Republications™

* Every image and every page has been scanned 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!

* Each page is saved in PDF format at a high dsi and is readily accessible using Adobe Acrobat (or other pdf reading software programs). This program is very user friendly and allows you to print any one specific page or the entire book!

* 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!

* If you spill your coffee, tea or soda on a page you just print yourself another!

* You can put all of your notes or musings on your printouts and save them in a folder for future referencing!

*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...


Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions and store listings for many other unique needlework CD Republications™ for the creative muse in you!


Payment: I prefer Paypal but also accept money orders or personal check.

 Shipping: Within the USA: $3.50 via USPS. Out-of-country destinations (Canada included): $4.50. International buyers are responsible for their country's custom duties. We do not mark merchandise shipments as ''gift'' on the USPS Customs form. Insurance is optional and runs $1.30 per $50 increments per shipment. Combined shipping is available for all Dakota Prairie Treasures listings ending within 48 hours. We provide a 50% s/h/p discount on all items (following the first purchase) in our combined invoice statement.

Copyright Restrictions: All Dakota Prairie Treasures needlework, design and/or other cd or hardcopy products produced by said seller are copyrighted and owned by us (as is all listing text and photos). Any descriptive text and trademarks provided by the seller in this listing's title, subtitle and description are the sole property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. All rights reserved. You are permitted to use our product's information for items you make for yourself, as gifts or for items you may produce to sell. However, the original designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Neither the CD Product content or hardcopy designs or images, or any part thereof, may be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually or as a package or kit) without Dakota Prairie Treasures' prior written consent. Any and all violations will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Returns allowed due to manufacturing defects only.

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Please visit out other auctions and store listings for other items of similar interest at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures ! Thank you! 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.

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