LILLIAN FRANCES BROWN

I have no idea if this Mrs. Brown is any relation to Anna Wuerfel Brown, who was also putting out a well-received series of crochet and tatting fanciwork design books during this same period. I do know that the Dexter Yarn Company was a leader in its industry, and that I was immediately won over by the small fact that they gave credit to their designers for the books they used to introduce crocheters and tatters to their line of products. That can be said for extremely few of the thread and yarn manufacturers. Sandra and Amy, the great granddaughters of the founder(NGB Dexter) of Dexter Yarn Company, have reprinted ten(10) of the eleven(11) books that the manufacturer put out in the early to mid1920's at a very reasonable price. If you are interested in vintage craft books from this time period, I highly recommend buying the reprints from them. I found them on e-bay, but you may be able to buy from them directly as well.



Dexter Yarn Company has a website describing its history: http://www.illinoisquilthistory.com/dexteryarncohistory.html

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FILET CROCHET, Book No. 1, by Lillian Frances Brown (TPB:1917,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 36 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

FILET CROCHET, Book No. 2, by Lillian Frances Brown (TPB:1917,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

DEXTER FILET CROCHET and TATTING, Book No. 3, by Lillian Frances Brown (TPB:1917,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;

DEXTER HEAVY COTTON CROCHETING, Book No. 4, by Lillian Frances Brown (TPB:1917,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

DEXTER CROCHETED YOKES, Book No. 5, by Lillian Frances Brown (TPB:1919) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 20 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
There is ONE(1) token tatted yoke with a matching sleeve edging in this one...

FILET CROCHET SLIP-ONS, Book No. 6, by Mary Card (TPB:1920,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 17 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

DEXTER CROCHETED YOKES IN FLOWER DESIGNS, Book No. 7, by Charlotte F. Boldtmann (TPB:1920,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 17 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

DEXTER CROCHETED YOKES, Book No. 8, by Lillian Frances Brown (TPB:1920,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 16 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
One(1) token tatting pattern in this one...

DEXTER HOUSEHOLD LINENS FOR THE HOME BEAUTIFUL, Book No. 9, by Charlotte F. Boldtmann (TPB:1920,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 17 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

DEXTER MADE-IN-A-MINUTE CROCHET, Book No. 10, by Charlotte F. Boldtmann (TPB:1920,2011reprint) Book Review Popup Window
Notes: 17 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;
No tatting in this one...

DEXTER KNITTED SPORTS CLOTHES AND SWEATERS, Book No. 11, by ??? (TPB:1920)
Notes: 17 pages; Country: USA; Publisher: Dexter Yarn Company, Pawtucket, R.I.; ISBN: None;

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