50 free historical ebooks about knitting, crochet and other needle crafts from Project Gutenberg.

Historical E-Books about Knitting, Crochet , Needle Craft

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50 free historical eBooks about knitting, crochet and other needle crafts from Project Gutenberg. Most of these books are from the 1800s and early 1900s.

1 – Beeton’s Book of Needlework by Mrs. Beeton

2 – Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet by Anonymous

3 – The Lady’s Album of Fancy Work for 1850 by Unknown

4 – The Mary Frances Knitting and Crocheting Book by Jane Eayre Fryer

5 – My Knitting Book by Miss Lambert

6 – Corticelli Home Needlework, 1898: A Manual of Art, Embroidery and Knitting

7 – The Ladies’ Work-Book by Unknown



8 – The Ladies’ Work-Table Book by Anonymous

9 – The New Guide to Knitting & Crochet by Marie Jane Cooper

10 – Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee

11 – Knitting, Crochet, and Netting, with Twelve Illustrations

12 – Beehive for Bairns, Vol. 2 From 1st Size to 2 Years

13 – Spool Knitting by Mary A. McCormack

14 – The Knitting Book by Eleonore Riego de la Branchardiere

15 – My Knitting Book (Second Series) by Miss Lambert

16 – The Ladies’ Knitting and Netting Book by Miss Watts

17 – Piece Goods Manual by A. E. Blanco

18 – Juvenile Styles: Original Designs for Infants and Juveniles, Volume 4 by Mary Hoyer

19 – The Andalusian Knitting and Netting Book by Eléonore Riego de la Branchardière

20 – The Stocking-Knitter’s Manual: A Handy Book for the Work-Table by Cupples

21 – Cycling and Shooting Knickerbocker Stockings by H. P. Ryder

22 – Flat Machine Knitting and Fabrics by H. D. Buck

23 – Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet by Eléonore Riego de la Branchardière



24 – My Crochet Sampler by Miss Lambert

25 – Lace, Its Origin and History by Samuel L. Goldenberg

26 – History of Lace by Mrs. Bury Palliser

27 – Chats on Old Lace and Needlework by Emily Leigh Lowes

28 – The Art of Modern Lace Making by Butterick Publishing Company

29 – Seven Centuries of Lace by Maria Margaret Pollen

30 – Textiles, for Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools by Dooley

31 – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech

32 – The Scholfield Wool-Carding Machines by Grace Rogers Cooper

33 – The Dyer’s Guide by Thomas Packer

34 – A Treatise on Hat-Making and Felting by hatter John Thomson

35 – Vegetable Dyes: Being a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer

36 – The Tale of the Spinning Wheel by Elizabeth Cynthia Barney Buel

37 – Modern Cotton Spinning Machinery, Its Principles and Construction by Joseph Nasmith

38 – Instruction book on ring spinning by Francis L. Lincoln

39 – Handicraft for Girls by Idabelle McGlauflin

40 – Needlework As Art by Viscountess Marianne Margaret Compton Cust Alford

41 – The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed. by Menzies

42 – Church Needlework: A manual of practical instruction by Hinda M. Hands

43 – The Mary Frances Sewing Book by Jane Eayre Fryer

44 – Indoor and Outdoor Recreations for Girls by Adelia B. Beard and Lina Beard

45 – Needlework Economies: A Book of Mending and Making with Oddments and Scraps

46 – Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont

47 – Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Mary Buckle and Lewis F. Day

48 – The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft by Effie Archer Archer

49 – Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving by Grace Christie

50 – Hand-Loom Weaving: A Manual for School and Home by Mattie Phipps Todd


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