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  • Introduction
    • Mittens
    • Ladies' Fancy Silk Mittens
  • Needle-work Hints
    by Aunt Louisa
    • Alphabet Left Blank and Outlined by Grounding
    • Lesson
    • (10)Edgings
    • (2)Medallion
    • Lesson
    • Various mesh patterns

Title: Florence Home Needle-work 1889
Author/Designer: Nonotuck Silk Company, Florence, Mass.
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1889
Publisher: Nonotuck Silk Company, Florence, Mass.
Language: English
Page Count: 96
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 7 1/4" x 5"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- These little books were published for the sole purpose of encouraging women to buy more of their yarns. All the patterns are (very)thinly disquised ads for particular threads. The chapter on netting was by far the largest, though I found the tatting lesson interesting in that they gave you excellent illustrations for hand positions and how the knots should look when they are completed - they were serious about making sure you could get the basics from their instructions. The patterns themselves are very traditional with no surprises. This booklet has only historic value to tatters now. This one was donated to the Bibliography Project(Thank You!).