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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.










This lovely book arrived in this morning's post.
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!



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8 comments:

Hanna said...

How nice, Radka, I am sure you will enjoy looking inside and have some great memories -
Hanna

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great book of beautiful embroideries, it's wondeful that you found it. Have you decided which design to sew first?

Diane-crewe said...

well... we have to expect rain or it would not be a PROPPER Bank Holiday xx garden looks great .. and the book xx

Yvonne W said...

What a find-- it looks like a great book of embroideries. The colours are stunning.

margaret said...

certainly a great find you have there

Vlaďka Cepáková said...

Je to perla, taková knížka. Už jenom ji mít v knihovničce, občas si ji otevřít, potěšit se a žasnout nad umem takzvaně nevzdělaných lidí. Kdo by tohle dokázal dnes?

Lin said...

What a beautiful book and a great find. xx

shirley said...

You are going to have so much fun with these lovely designs Radka

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