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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • How to Select the Right Material
  • To Launder Embroidered Linens
    by L. Barton Wilson
  • The Proper Needles for Embroidery
    by An Expert Needleworker
  • Silk Required to Work a Piece of Given Size
  • One Thread or Two of Ilo Silk?
    by Amalia Smith
  • For Beginners in Needlework
  • The Theory and Method of Embroidery:
    by L. Barton Wilson
    • Part I: Equipment - How to Prepare for work
    • Part II: Embroidery Stitches - Described and Illustrated
  • Centerpieces and Doilies:
    • American Beauty Rose(Elizabeth Moore Hallowell)
    • Catherine Mermet Rose(no attribution)
    • La France Rose(Elenora Sophia Embshoff)
    • Tulip(no attribution)
    • Iris(Elenora Sophia Embshoff)
    • Scotch Thistle(Amalia Smith)
    • Red Poppy(Elenora Sophia Embshoff)
    • Morning Glory(Amalia Smith)
    • Carnation(Elizabeth Moore Hallowell)
    • Fuschia(Amalia Smith)
    • Maiden-Hair Fern
    • Goldenrod
    • Holly Centerpiece(L. Barton Wilson)
    • Forget-Me-Not
    • Pansy(E. & P. Verges
    • Bird and Butterfly(E. & P. Verges)
    • Strawberry(Elenora Sophia Embshoff)
    • Cherry(E. & P. Verges)
    • Honeysuckle
    • Orchid(E. & P. Verges)
    • Wild Columbine(Elenora Sophia Embshoff)
    • Violet(Amalia Smith)
    • Glossary
  • Ecclesiastical Embroidery(Emma Haywood):
    • Pomegranate Cross
    • Lenten Cross
    • Lily Cross
    • Floriated Cross
    • Oridnation Stole
    • Useful Stole
  • Corticelli Decore Crochet
    by Eloise Cooper
  • Cross Stitch Embroidery
    by E. & P. Verges

Title: Corticelli Home Needlework 1899
Author/Designer: Nonotuck Silk Company, Florence, Mass.
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1899
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 yearly for the sole purpose of encouraging women to buy more of their yarns. All the patterns are (very)thinly disquised ads for particular threads. This one has no tatting in it - it's primarily embroidery with a small bit of crochet ornaments to use to enhance embroidery. At the end of the book, their subscription page announces that they are going to a quarterly format, with the next issue coming November of that year(1899).