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Antique Victorian Beaded Crochet Purse Patterns CD 1887
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Florence Home Needle-Work!

CD Republication(TM)

Originally Published 1887!

16 Beaded Crocheted Purses, Handbags, Chatelaines & Reticules!


40 Knitted Lace Edgings & Insertions Instructions for Clothing, Stockings (Men's, Ladies' & Infant), etc.

6 Ladies' Mitten Patterns

1 Stocking Pattern, 2 Fabric Sachets, various Embroidered Splashers & Linens Patterns

If you are the first to bid, using the buy-it-now option, you win! Don't wait, bid now!


Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republication(TM) of an original Antique Victorian Crochet, Knitting, Embroidery & Beaded Monograms Manual with NO RESERVE! We scanned and reformatted a scare original and are pleased to offer you this wonderful vintage needlework guide and instructions! What a great item for your recreating pleasure or for gift-giving occasions!

This HISTORIC item includes detailed instructions and needle working techniques to make the lovely fancy work patterns included! Each pattern included crochet or knitting needle sizes to use, plus, type and quantity of silk, beads, trimmings, findings, purse frames and closures, etc.  (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 historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!


This is certainly a fine source of historically valuable techniques and inspiration for the creative fancy work thread artists who desire to study and recreate the Victorian Beaded Purses & Knitted Stockings, Mittens, Clothing & Lace making techniques! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful instructional revealing our heritage from earlier America culture!

Very genteel Victorian aesthetics and ambiance! If you love the Victorian accessories, clothing and soft household furnishing fashions you will love the patterns here!


An Excerpt:

''The fancy patterns described in this work will be found of great value in knitting mittens or stockings. The descriptions are clear, and if strictly followed, there can be no failure to reproduce the de sings, thus adding much beauty to these articles.

One of the latest revivals of an ancient fancy is crocheted bead-work in silk, in the for of purses and bags of various descriptions...While the work described is extremely simple when rightly understood, words would hardly make clear our meaning were it not for the very clever engravings furnished by our artist. When the fundamental principles are acquired, such as the formation of the stitches, the manner of placing the beads, and the shaping of the purses, the cuts will be all the guide needed to produce the variety of designs which are shown here. Of these there are four shapes, made to conform to the styles of metallic trimmings which the mardet now affords...all easy of execution. Probably no class of fancy work which our readers may undertake will prove so satisfactory as the making of these purses...''




Florence Silk Underwear

Price List for Winter Weight

Shirts and Vests


Price for Summer Weight

Shirts and Vests



Hints to Purchasers of Knitting Silk




Special Notice

Techniques for Success



Embroidery &c.

Fancy Patterns

Corticelli Sewing Silk Advertisement

Florence Home Needle-Work

Explanation of Abbreviations and terms used in giving Directions

for Knitting and Crocheting

The Star Brand, Nickle-Plated, Steel  Crochet Needles Advertisement

Crocheted Silk Purses in Bead-Work





Rule A.

General Directions for Crocheting Purses from Corticelli Purse Twist

(Contains advisements on crochet hook sizes to use, etc.)

Round-end Purses

Square-end Purses

Stringing the Beads

Joining the Patterns

Rule 1I. Crocheted Silk Purse


Rule 2. Crocheted Silk Purse

Corticelli Purse Twist Advertisement

Rule 3.

Crocheted Silk Purse

Set #1 of Bead Initials for Crocheted Silk Purses


Rule 4. Crocheted Silk Purse


Florence Filoselle & Corticelli Embroidery Silk Advertisements


Rule 5. Crocheted Silk Purse


Set #2 Bead Initials for Crocheted Silk Purses


Rule 6. Crocheted Silk Purse


Rule 7. Crocheted Silk Purse


Rule 8. Crocheted Silk Purse


Rule 9. Crocheted Silk Purse (Miser's Bag)


Florence Silk Hosiery for Gentlemen Advertisement


Rule 10. Crocheted Silk Purse (Round Chatelaine)


Rule 11. Crocheted & Knitted Silk Purse


Rule 12. Ladies' Knitted Silk Purse


Rule 13. Ladies' Knitted Silk Purse


Florence Darning Silk Advertisement


Set #2 Bead Initials for Crocheted Silk Purses



Rule B. General Directions for Knitting Mittens from Florence Knitting Silk

The Wrist

Position of Thumb

The Thumb

The Gusset

The Hand

To Finish the Thumb


Children's Silk Mittens


Rule 14. Ladies' Fancy Silk Mittens


Rule D. Directions for Knitting a Hem


Rule 15. Ladies' Fancy Silk Mittens


Corticelli Button Hole Twist Advertisement


Rule 16. Ladies' Fancy Silk Mittens

Corticelli Button Hole Twist Advertisement


Florence Silk Hosiery for Ladies Advertisement

Rule 17. Ladies' Silk Mittens

Rule 18. Ladies' Silk Mittens

Rule 19. Ladies' Silk Mittens



Rule E. General Directions for ascertaining the number of Stitches needed for knitting Stockings from Florence Knitting Silk


Rule F. Gents' Silk Stockings

Rule G. Gents' Silk Stockings

Rule H. Ladies' Silk Stockings

Rule I. Ladies' Silk Stockings


Rule J. Another Rule for knitting the Toe of a Stocking from Florence Knitting Silk

Table showing Number of Stitches required for Stockings of various sizes (Children's, Misses' and Ladies) with No. 19 Needles, and No. 300 Florence Knitting Silk


Table showing Number of Stitches required for Stockings of various sizes (Children's, Misses' and Ladies') with No. 22 Needles, and No 500 Florence Knitting Silk


Rule 20. Baby's Sock, with Imitation Slipper


Corticelli Embroidery Silk Advertisement


Fancy Knitted Patterns

Rule 21. Fancy Pattern

Rule 22. Fancy Pattern

Rule 23. Fancy Pattern

Rule 24. Fancy Pattern

Rule 25. Fancy Pattern

Rule 26. Fancy Pattern

Rule 27. Fancy Pattern

Rule 28. Fancy Pattern

Rule 29. Fancy Pattern

Rule 30. Fancy Pattern

Rule 31. Fancy Pattern

Rule 32. Fancy Pattern

Rule 33. Fancy Pattern

Rule 34. Fancy Pattern

Rule 35. Fancy Pattern

Rule 36. Fancy Pattern

Rule 37. Fancy Pattern

Rule 38. Fancy Pattern

Rule 39. Fancy Pattern

Rule 40. Fancy Pattern


Outline Embroidery and Other Fancy Work

Linen Splasher

Linen Tidy


Set #3 Bead Initials for Crocheted Silk Purses


Linen Tray Cloth

Toilet Set

Linen Splasher

Mourning Handkerchief

Sachet #1

Sachet #2


Rule 49. Lamp Shade


Lace Edgings and Insertions

Rule 50. Lace Edging

Rule 51. Lace Edging

Rule 52. Lace Edging

Rule 53. Lace Edging

Rule 54. Lace Edging

Rule 55. Lace Edging

Rule 56. Lace Edging

Rule 57. Lace Edging

Rule 58. lace Edging

Rule 59. Lace Edging

Rule 60. Lace Edging

Rule 61. Lace Insertion

Rule 62. Lace Edging

Rule 63. Lace Edging

Rule 64. Lace Edging

Rule 65. Lace Edging

Rule 66. Lace Edging

Rule 67. Lace Insertion

Rule 68. Lace Edging

Rule 69. Lace Edging



Florence Knitting Silk

Corticelli Wash Silk

Payson's Indelible Ink

Willmantic Linen Thread


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

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 needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage yarns, threads, ribbons, hooks, needles, fabric, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…

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 and recreating vintage needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your 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 your creative needleworking pleasure!


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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) 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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