ENCYCLOPEDIA

OF

NEEDLEWORK

By
Thérèse de Dillmont

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter I  PLAIN SEWING

Plain Sewing - Chapter I

Stitches
Seams
Gathering
Sewing on cord and flaps 10
Button-holes 11
Sewing on buttons 12
Binding slits 13
Sewing on piping 13
Fixing whale-bones—Herring-boning 14
Chapter II  MENDING

Mending - Chapter II

Linen darning 16
Satin or twill darning 17
Damask darning 18
Fine-drawing 20
Patching 20
Chapter III  SINGLE AND CUT OPEN-WORK

Single and Cut Open-Work - Chapter III

Hem-stitching 24
Open-work patterns 27
Cutting out threads at the corners 39
Cut open-work 40
Patterns for cut open-work 42
Chapter IV  NET AND DAMASK STITCHES

Net and Damask Stitches - Chapter IV.

Net embroidery 51
Net patterns 52
Net darning 62
Damask stitches 63
Chapter V  WHITE EMBROIDERY

White Embroidery - Chapter V

Stitches 77
Different kinds of scallops 79
Eyelet holes 80
Six ways of making dots 81
Venetian embroidery 82
Embroidery Frames 83
Alphabets and borders 83
Chapter VI  FLAT STITCH AND GOLD EMBROIDERY

Flat Stitch and Gold Embroidery - Chapter VI

Encroaching satin stitch 105
Oriental stitch 106
Plaited stitch and mosaic stitch 108
Persian stitch 109
Straight and encroaching flat stitch patterns 110
Chinese embroidery 111
Raised embroidery 113
Turkish embroidery 113
Implements and materials for gold embroidery 115
Stitches used in gold embroidery 119
Patterns for gold embroidery 120
Chapter VII  TAPESTRY AND LINEN EMBROIDERY

Tapestry and Linen Embroidery - Chapter VII

Marking out the embroidery ground 128
Tapestry stitches 129
Tapestry patterns 138
Stitches for linen embroidery 143
Patterns for linen embroidery 152
Chapter VIII  KNITTING

Knitting - Chapter VIII

Position of the hands 172
Casting on 173
Stitches 178
Stocking knitting 182
Scalloped edge 183
Heels 184
Toes 189
Mending knitting 190
Piqué patterns 195
Patent knitting 201
Turkish stitch 201
Knitting patterns 203

Fig. 385 Two kinds of cotton
Fig. 386 Two kinds of threads
Fig. 387 Dropped Stitches
Fig. 388
Fig. 389
Fig. 390
Fig. 391
Fig. 392
Fig. 393

 
Knitted Lace 210

Fig. 394
Fig. 395
Fig. 396
Fig. 397
Fig. 398 Rose
Fig. 399 Edging

 
Chapter IX  CROCHET WORK

Crochet Work - Chapter IX

Position of the hands 223
Stitches 223
Method for copying tapestry patterns in crochet 238
Crochet with soutache or lacet 239
Crochet square, hexagon and star 240
Tunisian crochet 241
Hairpin crochet 243
Patterns for hairpin crochet 245
Crochet lace patterns 249
Crochet counterpanes 284
Crochet stars 300
Crochet collar 304
Crochet chair-back 316
Chapter X  TATTING

Tatting - Chapter X

Position of the hands 326
Knots 328
Patterns of scallops and medallions 331
Chapter XI  MACRAMÉ

Macrame - Chapter XI

Materials and implements 344
Formation of the knots 345
Macramé shuttles 360
Macramé patterns 361

 

Chapter XII  NETTING

Netting - Chapter XII

Implements and materials 395
Stitches 397
Patterns produced in netting 400
Mounting the netting on the frame 410
Stars and wheels 414
Grounds and lace 423
Embroidery on netting 434
Netted insertion 438
Chapter XIII  IRISH LACE

Irish Lace - Chapter XIII

Materials 439
Tacking down the braids 440
Bars of different kinds 442
Insertion stitches 445
Lace stitches 450
Needle-made picots 467
Irish lace patterns 468
 
Chapter XIV  LACES OF DIFFERENT KINDS

Laces of Different Kinds - Chapter XIV

Pillow lace and the implements for its manufacture 474
«Stitches» or passings 481
Patterns or grounds 481
Armenian lace 503
Laces in knotted stitch 505
Reticella-lace 508
Venetian-lace 510
Brussels-lace 515
Chapter XV  MISCELLANEOUS FANCY WORK

Miscellaneous Fancy Work - Chapter XV

Knotted cord 518
Balls for trimmings 519
Tambour work 521
Smyrna stitch 523
Malta stitch 525
Triangular Turkish stitch 526
Turkish embroidery 530
Appliqué-work 531
Morocco embroidery 535
Spanish embroidery 536
Different kinds of linen stitches 540
Pattern for Roumanian stitch 544
Pattern for Piqué embroidery 546
Embroideries with Soutache 546
Chinese subject 551
 
Chapter XVI  PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS

Practical Directions - Chapter XVI

Tracing and drawing the designs 553
The preparation of the stuffs and the subdivision of the patterns 557
To transpose and repeat patterns by means of looking glasses 559
To alter the proportions of a pattern by dividing the ground into squares 560
To prepare the paste for appliqué work 564
To stiffen new needlework 565
To wash ordinary lace 565
To wash real lace 566
To stiffen lace 566
To iron lace 566
To pin out lace 567
To wash coloured cottons and work done with the same 568
Materials 569

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