The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework
by Therese de Dillmont ... This book is a treasure of information, recognized as the indispensable bible for serious student and beginner alike. Clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for the most basic as well as the most sophisticated stitches, patterns and designs. Nearly every conceivable practice with a needle has been covered in this book containing more than 1100 illustrations. Copyright 1972.