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Smocking Book Victorian Embroidery 1900 Make Girl Dress
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Smocking, Fancy Stitches and Cross Stitch and Darned Net Designs

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published - 1900!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original ''Smocking, Fancy Stitches and Cross Stitch and Darned Net Designs'' with NO RESERVE!'' We scanned and reformatted a scare original and are pleased to offer you this wonderful antique Victorian Era Needlework Instruction Manual for your personal recreation or professional sewing pleasures!

This item has clear, concise directions to make the charming needlework clothing and soft home furnishings that the Victorian ladies so delighted in! Dakota Prairie Treasures' Spiral Bound Book Republication™ is a economical option to obtain this scare hand sewing manual at a reasonable cost! (Original is not for sale) 

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!


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This is certainly a fine source of historically valuable information, techniques and inspiration for the creative dress seamstress and fabric artists who love to recreate clothing using the very best sewing techniques from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful craft instructional revealing our heritage from an earlier America culture!

An Excerpt:

''The recent revival of smocking or honey-combing has resulted in a number of pretty arrangements of this decorative work and also in the adaptation of numerous fancy stitches, which increase its ornamental effect and give much variety in the way of design. Of the two methods of making the smocking or honey-combing--the American and the English--the former is rather the simpler, but the result is exactly the same in each instance, and in both the elasticity of the work is equal. The two methods are clearly described in this article, and the illustrations are very plain; either method may be followed according to taste, and both are here adopted for the diamond pattern, which is the easiest and most popular, and to which great variety may be given by fancy stitches.

The honey-combing is very effectively displayed in yokes and in the upper part of tennis and other blouses, in tea-gowns, ladies;, misses; and children's dresses, and in matinees, breakfast jackets, school gowns, etc.; it may also take the shape of a Swiss girdle, a straight or curved belt or a corselet.''


Directions for Making Smocking or Honey-combing

5 Basic Stitches

American method of Smocking

4 Smocking, Fancy Stitches

English Method of Smocking or Honey-Combing

3 Fancy Stitching for Diamond Smocking

5 Fancy Smocking Stitches

Diamond Smocking for Infants' Garments

13 Ornamental Tacks and Embroidered Ornaments

for Tailor-made and Other Garments

18 Designs for Corners, Pockets, Cuffs, Collars, Laps or Other Sections of Garments

6 Fancy Stitches for the Decoration of Garments

6 Honey-comb, Brick and Diamond Stitches

49 Plain and Fancy Herring-bone, Feather, Briar and Other Decorative Stitches

(Fancy Stitches Suitable for Both Clothing Ornamentation or Crazy Quilt Work)

15 Fancy Knot and Combination Stitches

Group of 5 Fancy Button-hole Stitches

5 Fancy Stitches

10 Plain and Fancy Chain and Loop Stitches

22 Cross-Stitch Designs for Decorating Garments made of Plain or Checked Materials

''very popular for border-embroideries for dresses, aprons, cloaks, blankets or wrappers, and in fact for any garment for which such designs are appropriate.''

3 Cross Stitch Embroidery on Checked Material

Plain Cross Stitch

Persian Cross Stitch

Star Cross Stitch

22 Cross Stitch Embroidery on Checked or Plain Material

Cross Stitch Design for a Shepherd's Check Dress

Embroidery Design for Ginghams, Small Checks, etc.

4 Designs for Special Parts of Ladies' Aprons

11 Designs for Embroidering Misses' Aprons

13 Designs for Corners of Garments

''suitable for the decoration of any garments requiring borders which include corners. They may also be used for blankets, robes, spreads or any article of a like nature.''

8 Designs for Filling in Checks and Making Borders

''the engravings given on this page represent designs that may entirely cover a section of a garment, or be used as a border which may consist of as many rows of the cross-stitching as may be desired.''

10 Designs for Edgings and Headings

''The pointed designs...are very pretty for the decoration of flannel petticoats for children or adults.''

33 Designs for Bands, Borders, etc.

34 Designs for Darned Net, Scarfs, Kerchiefs, Tidies, Edgings, Insertions, etc.

''Bobbin net, or Bobbinet, or ''net'' as it is now commonly called, was first made by machinery in 1809, and was so called because the threads from which it was made were wound upon bobbins, and twisted into meshes instead of being looped in knitting style as they were previous to the invention of the machine.''

What a historically educational and delightful sewing instructional this is!

The antique and vintage threads, materials, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :)

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your 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 at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.

What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* 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 enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!

Curious about the quality of this item Please contact me and I will forward an image for your own personal inspection! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Check out  Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

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 Copyright Restrictions: All sources utilized in producing Dakota Prairie Treasures' Copyrighted Republication Products originate from public domain works. However, all text, images and trademarks contained within our Republication Products (and listing descriptions) are the creative property of, and copyrighted solely, to Dakota Prairie Treasures. All Rights Reserved. No resale rights apply. You are permitted to use our product's information for personal use only. Furthermore, our products text, designs and images remain the exclusive legal property of Dakota Prairie Treasures. Our products contents may not be reproduced, used in class lessons or duplicated in any media or electronic format to be resold or ''shared'' (either individually or as a package or kit) without our 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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