Orbost & District Historical Society , Orbost
A hard back book with a dark green fabric cover. The title is in gold print -"Beeton's Book of Needlework" inside an ornate gold border. It contains descriptions and instructions for tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns and point lace patterns. There are six hundred illustrations / engravings.
some of the patterns are fold-out.
Isabella Mary Beeton (née Mayson; 14 March 1836 – 6 February 1865), also known as Mrs Beeton, was an English journalist, editor and writer.
In the 19th century, the craft of embroidery became a pastime for women. Needlework creations were crafted to be displayed in the home.This book is an example of a popular book of ithat time.
Inscriptions & Markings
inside cover - "Special first prize to Catherine J. Horne by Mrs William for Needlework"
Tarang State School