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Antique Victorian Embroidery Stitches Patterns CD 1884! Dakota Prairie Treasures Dako
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The New 1885 Edition

Kensington Embroidery and the Colors of Flowers

A Complete Guide to Art Needlework


Containing a Discription of the Proper Stitches and the Correct Colors and Shades to be Used in Embroidering the Leaves, Stems, Petals, etc., of the Various Flowers Represented in Art Embroidery


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 a CD REPUBLICATION (UNABRIDGED!) of the original Victorian Era ''Kensington Embroidery and the Colors of Flowers'' produced by J/. F. Ingalls in 1884! These folks provided some of the best instructions books in their day for the needlesarts! The experienced needlecraft and Facywork artesians of the late 1800's (Victorian Era) clamoured for this type of item and with good reason! (Original is NOT for sale)

This HISTORIC book contains an UNABRIDGED 72 PAGES of ''CUTS'' (a reference to wood cuts or steel plate etchings ), instructions, designs and fundamentals for creating the extremely handsome soft furnishings of the Victorian era!

Includes Kensington (Sketch) Embroidery Lessons, Illustrated Projects with Written Instructions and color/shading guides!

I have enlarged the 38 PATTERNS to workable and FULL-PAGE SIZE for your stitching pleasure!

This means, including the enlarged patterns, there are a total of 109 pages on this reference and embroidery CD.

Wow, what a deal!

These patterns could also be used for clothing embelishments, embroidered doilies, table runners, household decorations, kitchen towels, bathroom decorations and much much more...

You may easily resize these patterns (using the enlarge or reduce options on commonly accessible photo copiers) for embroidered sofa pillow tops, beribboned picture frames, centerpieces, crazy quilt work, red work, black work, white work and more! 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 era! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft book revealing our heritage from early America and Europe!


''In the following discription of stitches we shal mention only those used in the art embroidery of the day, and describe them in as few words as possible, so that they may be easily understood.''


The Kensington Outline Stitch

(sometimes called Sketch Embroidery)

''Very handsome effects can be produced''

Split Outline Stitch

Kensington Filling-in Stitch

Stem Stitch

Laid Embroidery

Laid Stem Stitch

Wound or Bullion Stitch

Seed Stitch

The French Knot

Arrasene and Chenille

Plush or Tufted Stitch

Bird's Eye Stitch

Ribbon Embroidery

(Or Rococo work, when neatly done is exceedingly pretty, and has already become very popular. It is the least expensive of all art embroiderey and can be done very rapidly.)

Couching Stitch

The Colors of Flowers

''Each flower has been carefully matched in all its partsfrom nature, and the colors, as given within, may be relied upon as correct.''

Wild Roses

Sweet Brier Roses

Yellow Roses

Yellow Daisy

White Daisy


Clover with lots of Bees


(Five varieties: Scarlet, Dark Cherry, Pink, Flame and Cream White)


Bachelor's Button

(4 Varieties, Raisin, Cream White, Pomegranate and Old Blue)



Sun Flowers

Pansies with Girl Child Illustration

Lilies of the Valley



Trailing Arbutus

Golden Rod


Apple Blossoms with Spider in It's Web



Peach Blossoms


Pond Lilies

Pine Cones




Pussie Willows

Wild Columbine

Wild Gernaium

Dutchman's Breeches

Blackberry Vine


Cat Tails

Golden Coreopsis


Coleus Leaves




Mountain Ash

Small Leaves



Flowering Almond


Morning Glories


Russian Snow Flower

Love-in-the Mist

Calla Lilies




Cactus Flower



Wild Cardinal Flower


Carnation Pink


Bitter Sweet; or, Roxbury Was Work

Algerian Star Flower

Rosea Weigelia


Wild Laurel


How to Finish Fancy Work

(Reference Guides to Making the Following Items)

Two Tasseled Fringe Styles

Handsome Table Covers



Pongee Aprons

Cat's Head in South Kensington Stitch

 Broom Brush Holder

Embroidered Plush Frames

Embroidered Oil Lamp Shade

Sofa Cushions

Table Scart with Band of Crazy Patchwork

Toilet Bottle

Towel Edgings

Scrap Bag

Needle and Threat Holder (Housewife)

Silk and Needle Case

Ladies' Work-bag

Contrasting Colors

How to Press and Line the Work

How to Wash Silk

Stamping Patterns


Plus Various Wonderful Advertisments from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras


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

* 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...


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

Shipping: Within the United States: $3.50 USPS. Out-of-country (including Canada): $4.50. Insurance is optional and runs $1.30 per $50 increments per shipment. Combined shipping is available for all Dakota Prairie Auctions ending within 48 hours. Bead and CD auctions are shipped separately in order to insure they arrive in the very best condition at their new home! You may opt to purchase insurance to cover your item. INSURANCE is optional. We offer our own private insurance for items up to $25 in value and postal insurance for items over $25 value.

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.

Standard USPS shipping charges to the United States on individual items are as follows: Bead Hank - $1.50, CD Republications - $3.50 unless otherwise noted, Soft Cover Republications - $4.50 unless otherwise noted. Canada and other out-of-country sales are: CD republications - $4.50, Soft Cover republication - by weight and country of residence, bead hank - $1.75. If you win multiple auctions, you will receive a 50%discount on all additional purchases beyond your initial purchase in a combined email invoice. Payment Back to Top

Payment: Within-the-USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept Bidpay, money orders or personal check. Out-of-country customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept International Money Order.

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USA customers: I prefer Paypal but also accept money order or personal check. International customers: must contact me prior to remitting payment for exact s/h/p fee and payment is accepted via Paypal, Bidpay or international money order 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. Thank you!

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