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Brainerd and Armstrong Doyley & Centre-piece Book!

CD Republication

Originally Published 1898!

''The most up to date book on Table Adornment & Popular Fancy Work Doyley & Centerpieces''


*** Don't settle for cheap CD info products of inferior quality! Dakota Prairie Treasures specializes in state-of-the-art professional reproductions that have been digitally enhanced to provide you with the finest historical CD Republications™ available. ***


Up for bid is another lovely Dakota Prairie Treasures CD Republication, the ''Doyley and Centrepiece Book'', with scores of patterns and instructions! 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 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 item is a great resource for those who are SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) members, historical reenactment enthusiasts, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!


This 92 page manual 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. You can readily find these antique and vintage materials on Atomic Mall! You just have to search a little bit! :) Or, you can select similar contemporary items on Atomic Mall or at your nearest craft, hobby or fabric store.


This item includes etchings and detailed instructions for many flowers, 36 embroidery stitches, and 37 original doily and embroidery patterns from the late 1800's! All the patterns in the listing collage are included plus many more!

I have also reformatted all of the designs as FULL PAGE-SIZED PATTERNS for ease of your stitching pleasure!


You may trace these patterns to your fabric at this size or easily enlarge or reduce them using a copier machine for your customized finished products. 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 page upon page of steel plate etchings, instructions, designs and fundamentals for creating the extremely handsome soft furnishings of the Victorian 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 genteel society!

These instructions are characteristic of the fancy work done by our oh-so-feminine lady ancestors during the Victorian era! 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:

''...it has abeen our purpose to introduce such a range of patterns that it may be welcomed by the experienced worker, and at the same time to present designs and directions of such simplicity that the beginner need not hesitate to attempt them.

The materials, colors and stitches which are suggested in connection with each of the various designs have been selected by embroiderers of acknowledged reputation, and can be relied upon to produce artistic and harmonious effects. ''



Embroidery or Needle Painting

Detailed discriptions of the various embroidery flosses, silks, needles, fabrics, holding needle correctly, needles for shading, etc.

Various other publications

New Shade Card

New Catalogue

Illustrated Embroidery Stitches

''Every lover of needlework will appreciate the pains and expense incurred to get explanations, drawings and engravings to illustrated the following stitches used in embroidery. By reading carefully the directions, and observing the drawings opposite, any one may be able to understand and make them.''

Outline Stitch or Stem Stitch

Split Stitch

Chain Stitch

Brier, Feather or Coral Stitch

French Knot

Bullion, Wound or Point de Minute Stitch

Satin Stitch

Queen Anne, or Weaving Stitch

Kennsington Filling-in Stitch

Bird's-eye Stitch

Beading Stitch

Laid Stem Stitch

Twisted Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch, or Scallop Stitch

Ladder Stitch

Janina Stitch

Couching, or Tracing Stitch

Italian, or Holbein Stitches

Point Russe

Dot, or Seed Stitch

Plush Stitch

New Stitches in Embroidery

Gobelin Stitch

Ismit Stitch

Bulgarian Stitch

Darning Stitch

Half-solid Kensington

Brick Couching

Brick Stitch

Point de Bruxelles, Brick, Basket, or Box Stitch

Point de Feston

Crochet Motifs Used in Embroidered Items

Cat Stitch

Border Stitch

Herring-bone Stitch

Single Brier Stitch

Double Chain

Persian Stitch

Roman Stitch

Leviathan Stitch

Solid Embroidery or Kensington

Some Helps in Embroidery

Embroidery Stitches - Kensington

Shading Details


Square Centrepiece with Primroses & Bows

Round Centrepiece with Carnations & Ribbons

Oblong Centrepiece with Mums & Scallops

Narcissus Centrepiece

Violet Centrepiece

Morning Glory Centrepiece

Bachelor Button Centrepiece

Square Novelty Centrepiece


Round Doyley

Doyley for Water Bottle

Daisy Doyley

Fringed Renaissance Embroidery

Fringed Arbutus Doyley

Sweet Pea Doyley

Pansy Doyley

Square Doyleys

Violets & Bows

Hemstitched Forget-me-nots

Dresden Doyley

Ribbon Doyley

Clover Doyley

Thistle Doyley

Directions for Laundering Wash Embroidery Silks

Oval Doyleys - Square Doyleys - Bowl and Small Dish Doyleys

Ideal Honiton Work

Scalloped Doyley

Strawberry Centrepiece

Holly Centrepiece

Butterfly Doyley

Ideal Floral Honiton Centrepiece

Ideal Square Honiton Doyley

Tea and Luncheon Cloths

Lily Pattern

Rose Pattern

Jonquil Pattern

Chrysanthemum Pattern

Scroll Pattern

Sweet Pea Pattern

Jewel Embroidery

Snowflake Pattern

Bow-knot Pattern

Floral Pattern

Tulip Pattern

Scalloped Pattern #1

Scalloped Pattern #2

Fluer-de-lis Pattern

Directions for Cut Work

General Instructions and Several Patterns

Table Spreads in Denim

Mythical Creature

Some Useful Articles Embroidered in Black

List of Patterns and Stamped Linens


If this type of needlework captures your heart, and you fancy more antique Victorian doily patterns (floral, fruit, wheat, children, stylized, eyelet and more), please visit my Atomic Mall store. Or, email with a request and I will list the patterns types of your choice!


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 item 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 these 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 Bidpay, 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) 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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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 at http://stores.Atomic Mall.com/Dakota-Prairie-Treasures for other items of similar interest! Thank you!

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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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