Saturday, 23 May 2015
beautiful new book
First BBQ of the year; has the summer arrived at last?
It has been a beautiful day, a real pleasure to be outside; I even managed to do some "stitching in the garden".
Unfortunately, not so good forecast for the rest of the bank holiday weekend, so DH and I made most of today.
For some time I have been trying to find a pattern embroidery book with designs from my part of the world, it is not so easy.
Published in France somewhere around 1920 - 1930 for D.M.C. Library, the book has 20 pages of very familiar designs, and also a section of patterns "to reproduce, enlarge or reduce" for some of the designs in the book.
Below each picture is also a suggestion for a D.M.C. thread to use, including a shade number.
It will be interesting to check how many of those shades are still in existence.
I came across the book on Etsy, on Sew Much Frippery , vintage patterns and notions.
This is a real gem and in very good condition, considering the age of the book.
I am very pleased I have found it.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!