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Welcome! This blog is in support of my online shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. I enjoy selling unique vintage finds, along with my own thread crochet. You'll find a variety of items in my online shop including doilies, motifs, and potholders from retro crochet patterns, along with nice vintage jewelry, old crafting books, and fun paper ephemera for crafts and collecting. .

Monday, August 9, 2010

Embroidery from 1962

From 1962, Coats and Clark's Embroidery features patterns for crewel and Swedish weaving along with cross-stitch on gingham, also known as chicken scratch or Depression lace.

Also included is Assisi embroidery, a technique with roots back to the 13th century. The background is filled in with cross-stitch while the design is left plain, outlined with a double running stitch known as the Holbein stitch. Assisi is featured in the Liberty Bell picture on the cover.

Patterns call for gingham, linen, or huck toweling along with embroidery and tapestry needles, and cotton six-strand floss. Book also features unused iron-on transfers for designs.

For retro crafting books, traditional thread crochet, and fun vintage merchandise, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com


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