Originally published in 1911, this work is a practical and comprehensive manual on the skills of needlecraft. It includes lessons on 'Tacking', 'Herring-Boning', 'Chain Stitching', and much more, all complemented by clear diagrams and illustrations of the methods. It is a fantastic work for anyone wanting to learn the art of needlework and sewing. Here is a short extract from the preface explaining the book's aims:
'THIS book represents the first conscious and serious effort to take Needlecraft from its humble place as the Cinderella of Manual arts, and to show how it may become a means of general and even of higher education. The writers have faith that in taking the common things of life and walking truly among them they will find greatness and beauty at last.'
A specially commissioned new introduction on the history and uses of sewing and needlework has been added to the republication of this work.