In 1886 Thérèse de Dillmont published Encyclopedia of Needlework. The book has been translated into seventeen languages.
Thérèse de Dillmont was an Austrian needleworker and writer. She owned a string of shops in European capitals and she was “one of the most important pioneers in the international and multicultural enterprise of hobby needlework in the late nineteenth century”.
The Encyclopedia of Needlework is a fantastic book full of needlework techniques, patterns, good descriptions and illustrations for crocheting, knitting, embroidery, sewing, and much more. Miss De Dillmont did a great job, the encyclopedia is in present time also a must have for every crafter!
You’ll find a copy of the book on the website of The Project Gutenberg. There is also an original print of the book which you can download at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Or, order a new copy at Amazon.