Nearly Free Vintage Embroidery Books (Vol 1), Digital Download, PDF Files, 7 Books For 35 Cents, That's 5 Cents Each!

Nearly Free Vintage Embroidery Books (Vol 1), Digital Download, PDF Files, 7 Books For 35 Cents, That's 5 Cents Each!


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This is a digital download of seven vintage/antique (1879-1929) embroidery books.

They are in PDF format and stored in four ZIP files totaling 76.6MB.

The embroidery books in this volume are:

An Embroidery Pattern Book - 1917
Art-Needlework For Decorative Embroidery 2nd Edition - 1879
A Book Of Old Embroidery - 1921
Samplers And Tapestry Embroideries - 1913
Stitch Patterns And Design For Embroidery - 1929
The Lace And Embroidery Collector - 1922
The New Lace Embroidery Punto Tagliato - 1905

All of the books have multiple black and white photos and/or illustrations. Some have a few color illustrations.

The PDFs were scanned from 90+ year old books, so there are going to be some blemishes, discoloration etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is All-Over-Print (AOP)?

All-Over Print (AOP) is a printing method that uses dye-sublimation to print a design onto polyester. During the dye sublimation process the dye is absorbed into the fabric. Since, it is not printed on the surface, like most t-shirts, it provides for a fantastic soft-to-the-touch feel and superior breathability.

AOP is a more time consuming method than screen printing or direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, so the prices are higher and the production times are longer, but the results are most definitely worth it.

Advantages of AOP:
The design won't peel off, unlike typical screen printing.
The design is part of the fabric of the item, so it will last as long as the item does.
The intensity of color is often unmatched.

Reviews (3)


Wow. Great buy. All the old fogotten patterns.

Easy transaction. Download was smooth and fast. Thanks.

At this price you can't go wrong. I loved one of the 7 books, liked 3 others and deleted the rest. Pretty good outcome! The quality is like you would expect from an old book that was scanned. But everything is perfectly readable. I recommend it for people who are interested in the history of embroidery and needlework.

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