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Fancy Work & Needlework
16 Historic Books on CD

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Fancy Work (fancy needlework) was regularly practiced as a decorative art in the late 1800s - taking simple items and making them elegant. This collection of 16 books brings these works to life. Filled with ample illustrations and many instructional details, you will get a good sense of the detail and design of these early fancy work patterns. As fancy work was part of a broader skill set of home arts, many of the books cover other interesting home skills such as using brushes, lace work, crochet and more.

  1. Ladies' fancy work (1885) - Ingalls, J. Fred - 92 pages
  2. Lessons in fancy work (1885) - Sandford, Lydia Y. - 44 pages
  3. How to sell fancy work (1915) - Schooley, Etta - 36 pages
  4. Fancy work for pleasure and profit (1905) - Heron, Adelaide E - 548 pages
  5. Ingalls' manual of fancy work (1882) - Ingalls, J. Fred - 48 pages
  6. Mrs. Leach's fancy work basket (188?) - Leach, Clara - 495 pages
  7. Ladies' book of fancy work and instructions for stamping (1884) - Ingalls, J. Fred - 28 pages
  8. The ladies' hand book of fancy and ornamental work (1860) - Hartley, Florence - 251 pages
  9. The lady's manual of fancy work : a complete instructor in every variety of ornamental needle-work (1859) - Pullan, Matilda Marian - 262 pages
  10. Needles and brushes, and how to use them; a manual of fancy work (1887) - Eyre, Jane - 316 pages
  11. Embroidery and fancy work, containing directions for embroidering, painting, modelling, carving, etc (1899) - 314 pages
  12. The lady's handbook of fancy needlework: containing four hundred new designs in ornamental needlework, lace of several kinds, including guipure, macramé punto tirato, etc. and also full and precise instructions for the working of each design. Fully illustrated (1882) - 400 pages
  13. Needle and brush: useful and decorative (1889) - Reed, John Q; Lavin, Eliza M - 318 pages
  14. Needle-craft: artistic and practical (1889) - Reed, John Q; Lavin, Eliza M. - 330 pages
  15. The ladies' guide to needle work, embroidery, etc.: being a complete guide to all kinds of ladies' fancy work (1877) - Frost, S. Annie - 166 pages
  16. Fancy work recreations : a complete guide to knitting, crochet, and home adornment (1885) - Niles, Eva Marie - 462 pages

Here are some sample pages from the books to give you an idea of what you will find in this collection:

This CD runs on all Windows and Macintosh computers. You must have a web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader - (available for free download if you do not have it installed on your computer.) The book index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to allow them to be universally accessed. Many books on this CD are searchable and printable.

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