Mulhouse, France: D.M.C. Library/Editions Th. de Dillmont, Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Hardcover in dust jacket. 4 14″ x 6 1/4″. No date given. Results 1 – 13 of 13 Encyclopedia of Needlework by Dillmont, Th. de and a great selection of related books, art and Th. de Dillmont (Thérèse de Dillmont). 1st English edition pub. cf. Pataky, v.1, p.

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The books continued to be improved and iron-on transfers were included in her books in the twentieth century. With material on Damask stitches, Venetian embroidery, and Irish lace patterns etc etc. Judging by the stains on this little book, I have had it forever. Maines 19 June Olive cloth with black lettering and decoration. Includes chapters on sewing, knitting, macrame, applique, tatting, and more.

Front and back endpaper hinges are cracked hinges are solid. Clean and tight; some pencil under-lining; previous owner’s name written in ink on title page two lines ; corners bumped; pp Both hinges just started, but binding still solid, though a bit shaken.

Spine is slightly sunned. Black lettering on the spine and front cover with a decoration of an outline of a tree branch.

Olive green boards with black inlay print and design show moderate shelfwear with no major flaws. When I came across this in a bookstore in Lake Tahoe, I jumped at the chance to purchase it. Mme de Dillmont is listed as the editor, but is perhaps a descendant of the original author, because there is a preface by the original Mme de Dillmont and a “Note of the Editor” referring to the hopes of the Mme de Dillmont expressed in the preface.


Creators of these vast works were assisted by the copyright law which allowed authors to freely borrow material from periodicals. Theresa De Dillmont was a pioneer of techniques and an expert in all fields, and had this book never been written or her school openedwe would not have such a fun and popular hobby today.

Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Some of the terms have changed netting is called filet lace, draw thread work is embroidered lace but the language and illustrations are clear enough for modern use.

Sewn-in green cloth bookmark. Be the first to ask a question about The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework.

Open Preview See a Problem? Dillmont’s book was tied in with Dollfus-Meig et Ciea French thread company, and these products were recommended to her readers. Running Press Book Publishers, To see what your friends thres of this book, please sign up. Previous owner’s name on title page, pages darkened, as usual.


Encyclopedia Of Needlework

Green placeholder ribbon loose. Fair, appears to be a rebound ex-library copy, cloth tape on the front hinge, rear end page and 2 of the 13 color plates are missing, shaken and leaning, the binding is weak in the center. De Dillmont pages.

Thomas Rare Books Published: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. This work was aimed at the fashion for needlework and it competed with the Dictionary of Needlework and Weldon’s Practical Needlework which was published in monthly parts from DJ has half inch tear with chipping and crease on the back top, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on some edges and coenrs, crease on some sides, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise good. encyclooedia

Encyclopedia Of Needlework by Dedillmont, Therese

Just about every kind of needlework is covered – embroidery, sewing, darning, smocking, cutwork, drawn thread, knitting, crochet, tapestry, lace-making, and many more. Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket.

English edition,[2]pp, figures in text dec. BS5 – DJ is mylar protected. Dillmont Therese De D. Charity Myhre rated it it dr amazing Sep 27,