Sunday I came upon these two bags of threads...and really how could I not give up my pocket change for the contents of the bags knowing what I pay for just one DMC floss. 39 cents.
And then I come across this book! Now my embroidery knowledge is very basic, chain stitch, back stitch, french knot, blanket stitch. This book has stitches that I never heard of.
The book was brought over from England by a woman that made dolls and sewed their costumes. Her daughter Trish took me inside the house to see the dolls and they were beautiful. Their outfits appointed with finest of silks and handmade lace.
This winter I hope to find myself wrapped in a quilt, fireside, book at my side learning the Maltese Cross Filling stitch!