Victorian Embroidery and Crafts
Welcome! If you love Victorian needlework of any kind or Victorian crafts, this is the place for you!
Almost every type of Victorian needlework has (or will be) included here for your pleasure. You will find how to produce beautiful household items just like they did in Victorian times.
Victorian Embroidery and Crafts is devoted to home art. On this site are objects of use and beauty which, with deft fingers and artistic tastes, enable a lady (or gentleman) to provide at a trifling or moderate expense, according to her/his means and inclination, for the adornment of the home. You will find a great number of fancy and practical articles illustrated and described. And for those of you who do not consider yourselves artistically inclined, do not despair! There are plenty of instructions to help you create something wonderful for your home, friend, or family memeber.
Begin your journey by perusing the multitude of
embroidery stitches and all the variations of each stitch. Varying the stitches on a project will make the project your own, making your article not a reproduction but a true work of art. Crochet, Knitting, Tatting and Other Needlecrafts
Each needlecraft is represented here (or will be soon). With the great variation of Victorian styles and artistic abilities, there is sure to be at least one that you find is just right for you. But don't be surprised if you find a great many - some of which you might not have known even existed! Take a look around and see what awaits you.
Almost everyone likes to do crafts of one type or another. The crafts included in this site are not just for those who are extremely talented in the making of crafts, but also for those who consider themselves not artistically inclined. No matter what your skill level, you will find a craft item that you will enjoy making and with which to beautify your home. Patterns, Instructions, Illustrations, and FREEBIES galore!
You will find a great number of patterns, instructions, and illustrations provided FREE! Whether it is embroidery, arts or crafts that you are interested in, you will find it here. All instructions (unless otherwise noted) are authentic Victorian!
Not all items were easily attainable to every lady of the Victorian era, whether it was due to financial or other reasons. The inability to find the "exact" item called for in a pattern or project did not stop them from producing beautiful and useful adornments for themselves, their loved ones and their home. The Victorians were proud of the many ways they could recycle. We can follow in their footsteps, not only by reproducing beautiful items from that era, but also by using the ingenuity and imagination we posses to substitute what is available today for those items not easily procured.
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Embroidery Instructions Find great embroidery instructions with illustrations for victorian embroidery projects here.
Hand Embroidery Hand embroidery is an art of it's own. Care must be taken from the very first step to the last. Learn the finer points in hand embroidery to ensure your project becomes a work of art you are proud of.
Embroidery Stitches Embroidery stitches with instructions will supply those who desire to use the needle an opportunity to vary or increase their knowledge and efforts in the decorative arts.
Types of Embroidery Types of embroidery includes every sort of ornamental work done with a sewing needle of any kind. Embroidery may be done on any number of fabrics from satin to canvas. Victorians embraced them all!
Secrets of Embroidery Secrets of embroidery revealed to all! Find out the tips that you need to make all your embroidery projects works of art you can be proud of.
Embroidery Materials The final results of your project depend on the quality of products you use. Top quality embroidery materials are requisite. Learn more here!
Embroidery Fabrics Don't know one fabric from another? Here is a list of vintage embroidery fabrics, each with a brief description, that were more generally used for decorative purposes in 1902.
Special Designs These special designs are complete directions on how to embroider specific fruits, flowers, and more!
Broderie Anglaise / English Embroidery Broderie Anglaise, also known as English Embroidery, is a simple kind of White Embroidery. Find out more here.
Victorian Feather Work Here are some Victorian Feather Work projects women used to decorate their homes. Are you daring enough to give one a try?
Victorian Embroidery Frames Do you know how many different types of Victorian embroidery frames that were in use from the mid 1850s to 1912? It might surprise you!
Dressing Embroidery Frames - The Victorian Way Dressing embroidery frames properly was extremely important to Victorian women. See why.
More Stem Stitches You Should Know About More Stem Stitches You Should Know About.
Faggoting Faggoting is both useful and quite beautiful. It is used in joining of two pieces of material by means of an insertion stitch.
Embroidery on Chip Embroidery on Chip was the Victorian answer to hot pads and table coasters for protecting tables. Find out more here.
All About the Feather Stitch Feather Stitch. Which stitch is it? One stitch, two names. Which one is right for your project?
All About the Tapestry Stitch The Tapestry Stitch. Two stitches with the same name. Be sure to use the right one!
Mexican Stitch Over the course of time, different stitches have become known as the Mexican Stitch. Both can be used for ornamental embroidery work and one can be used as a faggoting stitch.
How to Work the Rope Stitch The rope stitch is a beautiful thick outline stitch that is useful on almost any type of embroidery project imaginable.
Lesson on Victorian Dress Accessories Victorian dress accessories were often made with Wallachian embroidery. Most often done in white, using colors became quite popular. Find samples of dress accessories here.
The Popular Catch Stitch The Catch stitch is a very popular stitch. You may know it by another name. Do you know what it is?
The Knotted Cord Stitch The knotted cord stitch is an easy stitch to make and can be adapted to many beautiful types of embroidery projects. Take a look and see how.
All About Victorian Embroidered Centerpieces Discover how to make your very own Victorian embroidered table centerpieces that were so dearly loved by the ladies of that era. Vintage designs and instructions are here!
A Victorian Bachelor Button Centerpiece A free vintage design and instructions for making your very own Victorian embroidered Bachelor Button centerpiece that will add beauty to any table.
Lattice Stitch The Lattice stitch is used in making borders of uniform width. Worked much like the Ismit Stitch, it is quite easy to do and provides a pretty pattern to embroidery projects.
The Truth About Victorian Embroidery Victorian embroidery is often thought of as the epitome of embroidery, however, many contemporaries at that time were less than kind when speaking about it. Here is what one has to say.
The Tree Stitch The Tree Stitch is used to give the appearance of rough bark. This is an unusual stitch you may find fun to work with. Give it a try.
The Ship-Ladder_Stitch The Ship-Ladder stitch is an easy, but interesting stitch, that will add interest to any embroidery project. See what it is all about here.
How to Work the Raised Rope Outline Stitch The raised rope outline stitch is an easy stitch to use to add texture to your embroidery piece. Take a look and see how.
A Beautiful Morning Glory Centerpiece Make your very own Victorian embroidered Morning Glory centerpiece that will add beauty to any table. Free vintage design and instructions right here!
Making the Leviathan Stitch The Leviathan stitch is often used as a filler stitch. Do you know its called when it is made in a larger size?
Free Hand Embroidery Design - A Beautiful Poppy Design Everyone loves a free hand embroidery design. This Poppy design was a favorite with Victorian ladies. Check it out now.
The Border Stitch & How to Work It The Border stitch is a great stitch if you need a border design and the stitch is one you probably already know but worked just a little differently.
All About Net Embroidery Net embroidery is a beautiful way to ornament white or black net for use in caps, dressing trimmings, and other small articles of dress as well as decorative items.
The Railway Stitch The Railway Stitch is aptly named for its quick execution when used in embroidery. Use it when you need a stitch that is easy to do and quick as well.
All About Sabrina Work Sabrina work is a variety of Applique work. See why this work became so popular with Victorian ladies.
The French Knot – A Small but Important Stitch The French Knot is a small but very important stitch to know. It can add so much to an embroidery piece just as no other stitch can,
The Simple Thorn Stitch The Thorn Stitch is a line of interlaced loops resembling Single Coral Stitch, used to make thorns in embroidery. Simple yet effective.
The Leaf Stitch The Leaf Stitch makes the most wonderful leaves. It is a combination of three easy to do stitches. It is one you definitely want to know.
1898 Popular Doilies There are a multitude of different styles of doilies. In 1898 popular doilies included the following three.
The Oblong Centerpiece Here is how to make your very own Victorian embroidered oblong centerpiece that was so dearly loved by the ladies of that era! Free vintage design and instructions.
Who WAS May Morris and What Did She Have to Do With Victorian Embroidery? May Morris, embroidery designer, teacher and editor. Here is what she has to say about Victorian Embroidery.
Victorian Crafts Authentic Victorian crafts are highly sought after. Here you will find authentic directions, illustrations and suggestions for craft items made during the mid-1800's to the early 1920's.
Victorian Banner Fronted Shelf This banner fronted shelf will surely add Victorian flair to your decor. This authentic Victorian craft is sure to personalize any room.
Make Your Very Own Victorian Owl Pincushion Here is an authentic Victorian Owl Pincushion pattern. It would be a great Victorian touch to any Victorian style room. It is easy to make, too!
Make Your Own Victorian Knitting Needle Case This Knitting Needle Case craft is an authentic Victorian craft dated c. 1887.
Vintage Poster and Portrait Clipart Here is some of famous Victorian and Edwardian poster and portrait clipart and would look lovely used in art projects.
Appliqued Victorian Hanging Basket This appliqued Victorian Hanging Basket is unique in shape and beauty. It will be greatly admired by everyone who sees it.
A Victorian Hair Pin Holder Here is a beautiful hair pin holder that you can make to display and use on your dressing table or dresser.
Make a Victorian Ornamental Chess Table This unique chess table is in Victorian style. Easy to make and oh so special. See it here.
A Victorian Key Bag to Make A key bag was very handy for Victorian ladies. It kept the keys of the household handy yet out of the way. Here is how Victorian ladies made and decorated this indispensable bag.
A Make Your Own Butterfly Craft This Victorian butterfly crThis Victorian butterfly craft is one you’re sure to enjoy. Victorian ladies used butterflies to decorate lampshades, to pin to the window curtains, to put almost anywhere.
A Victorian Photograph Holder or Memo Board This Victorian photograph holder looks like something you may find in a store today. It is easy to make and great for displaying photos, postcards, reminders, etc.
Make a Victorian Shoe Tidy This Victorian shoe tidy will help you keep your shoes and boots organized just like our ancestors did. Fast and easy to do. No reason to by a modern one when you can easily make this for pennies!
Victorian Gentlemans Toilette Case The Gentlemans toilette case was a favorite gift from women to men during the Victorian era. It was easy to make. See more here.
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A Victorian Brush Holder to Make These Victorian brush holder directions are from 1893. This items would also be great for holding a number of other personal grooming items.
Dresden Watch Pocket This Dreden watch pocket was actually sold as a kit in 1904. Although no longer available, the directions here are easily followed. This would make a great gift to any Victorian lover.
Victorian Catchpennies These Victorian catchpennies were originally made for fairs but would make equally great gifts for birthdays or Christmas. See what I mean.
Victorian Inspired Crafts Victorian inspired crafts can bring that wonderful Victorian feeling into your home quickly and inexpensively. Here you will find craft projects you can start and finish today!
A Victorian Water Bouquet - Make One for Yourself! This Victorian Water Bouquet novelty is extremely pretty and is a variation from the everyday flower-pots. It is especially nice since even those with allergies to flower can enjoy it! See more here
Free Victorian Clip Art Free Victorian Clip Art is available here, just for you!
Crochet There are few things more Victorian than crochet. Find anything you wanted to know about vintage crochet HERE!
Crochet Instructions Find authentic victorian crochet instructions here. Wonderful illustrations to help you learn to crochet.
Free Victorian Crochet Pattern FREE Victorian Crochet Pattern for you! Authentic 1895 pattern. Give it a try!
More Victorian Caps Looking for more Victorian caps? Here are a few more you are sure to find interesting.
Ladies' Crocheted Slippers This is a wonderful example of a Victorian crochet pattern for crocheted slippers.
Make a Victorian Cap A Victorian cap is the perfect touch to add to your Victorian costume. Here are instructions that will have you making your own easily and quickly.
Victorian Knitting Vintage Victorian knitting information for you to use to make your very own AUTHENTIC Victorian knitwear.
Knitted Quilt for Bassinet Here are directions for a Victorian knitted quilt for a bassinet.
Have a Victorian Christmas A Victorian Christmas! Learn how to make your Christmas as Victorian as possible.
How to Make a Victorian Music Wrapper A Victorian music wrapper will have you carrying you sheet music in style! Victorian ladies made these as gifts for musical friends. These authentic 1865 directions show you how to make your own.
Victorian Christmas Gifts To Make Would you like to make some authentic Victorian Christmas Gifts? Here are some very nice items you can make.
A Victorian Hand Penwiper The hand penwiper was a necessity for any educated Victorian! Make one for your desk for a truly Victorian flair.
Mandolin Pin Holder - A Great Victorian Gift These Victorian gift mandolin pin holder instructions are unique< AND authentic, instructions used by Victorian ladies to make Christmas gifts.
Victorian Gift – Fish Pincushion This victorian gift, a fish pincushion, could not get more Victorian. Simple to make but oh, so authentic. Give it a try. It is sure to bring a smile to any true Victorian lovers face.
Home-Made Holiday Gifts Over 8 home-made holiday gifts that were suggested to ladies in 1897 are here ready for you to make!
1895 Christmas Buying Hints These 1895 Christmas buying hints will give you an insight on what was acceptable as gifts during this time in Victorian history.
A Victorian Desk Set to Make Here are instructions how to make a wonderful Victorian desk set - beautiful in any office.
A Victorian Writing Pad and Blotter This 1898 Victorian writing pad and blotter is a perfect Christmas present to make. You can make it as fancy or plain as needed. Look here!
Inexpensive Fancy Work for the Holidays Inexpensive fancy work Christmas gifts are wonderful to make and give to those you know who love this type of work, especially Victorian lovers. Try a few.
Bellows Bodkin and Pin Holder A unique Bellows Bodkin and Pin holder is truly a period piece. It would be great to showcase. Here are the instructions to make your very own.
Turkish Slipper Thimble and Bodkin Holder A Turkish Slipper Thimble and Bodkin Holder would thrill any Victorian lover. It does not require a lot of materials and is quite unique. A great gift idea but remember to make one for yourself, too!
Scent Balls and Pomanders Scent balls and Pomanders make as lovely a Christmas gift today as they did in 1882 when these directions were published. Find out more here.
Victorian Paper Cones Who has not seen those fancy Victorian paper cones used as Christmas ornaments. Here is how the Victorians made them.
Victorian Lucky Shoe Ornament This Victorian Lucky Shoe ornament was very popular with young women. See why.
Victorian Pedestal Ornament A pedestal ornament is not one you see used often today. It was quite popular with Victorians. See why here.
Victorian Sugar-Plum Case When was the last time you saw a Sugar-Plum case on a Christmas tree? Why not add some to your tree to make it a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree?
Victorian Hour Glass Ornament This hour glass ornament was made by Victorian ladies to decorate their Christmas tree. Why not try to make one yourself?
Christmas Games for Children Looking for some Christmas games for children? Here are a few that were popular during the Victorian era.
Victorian Drum Ornament Make your very own Victorian drum ornament for your Christmas tree. Here is how.
Wheelbarrow Pincushion Here is another Victorian gift: a Wheelbarrow Pincushion to make. You will find this unique little number nothing like you have ever seen before. Take a look.
Victorian Muff Ornament This Victorian muff ornament is easy to make but oh, so Victorian. A nice accent to any Victorian Christmas tree.
Victorian Christmas Ornaments Everyone who loves Victorian items would love to have some vintage Victorian Christmas ornaments. Now you can! Original instructions on how to make your own.
Holly Branch Design to Embroider or Paint Here is a great Holly branch design for embroidery or painting. Large and easy to work with. Great for Christmas linens, etc.
Tasteful Trifles Here are instructions to make some Victorian tasteful trifles. These instructions are from c1869. Any one of them would make a wonderful addition to any Victorian room.
Victorian Christmas Decorations for the Church and Home Victorian Christmas decorations did not stop at the tree. Here are suggestions published in 1896 for decorating the home or Church at Christmas time.
Victorian Christmas Decorations Part 2 Victorian Christmas Decorations Part 2, as published in 1896, for decorating the home or Church at Christmas time.
Victorian Christmas Decorations Part 3 Victorian Christmas Decorations Part 3 continues to illustrate how to truly decorate your home and church Victorian style
Victorian Christmas Household Decorations These Victorian Christmas household decorations were published in 1869 to help ladies’ decorate their home as well as the Christmas tree. Great ideas to use in your Victorian home.
Victorian Christmas Clipart Here is some wonderful Victorian Christmas Clipart for you. Great to use in crafts, Christmas cards, etc.
An Easy Victorian Gift to Make This is a very easy Victorian gift to make and was always welcomed by Victorian ladies.
Victorian Doll Furniture to Make Here are some 1899 directions for maing Victorian doll furniture. These are sure to please a little girl or young lady.
Make Your Own Victorian Gifts or Souvenirs The Victorians were very fond of presenting small gifts or souvenirs to those they cared for. Here are a few original instructions for Victorian gifts that will help you make your very own. <br>
Victorian Christmas Gifts Easily Made If you are looking for Victorian Christmas gifts easily made, here are a few.
An 1899 Christmas Gift for a Lady This 1899 Christmas gift was popular with the ladies. Easy to make and wonderful to receive, it was a popular gift.
Some Home-Made Gifts Home-made gifts are often the best ones to receive. Here are some, c. 1885, you will love.
Holiday Suggestions for 1895 Did you ever wish you had some holiday suggestions for the perfect gift? It is nothing new. Here are some suggestions given for the year 1895.
Christmas Suggestions for 1885 Here are some very Victorian Christmas suggestions for gifts. A variety of items to please just about any lady on your list.
Popular 1884 Christmas Gifts The following 1884 Christmas gifts get the nod of approval from Cousin Dora! What lovely items to grace a Victorian room.
Victorian Christmas Clip Art More wonderful Victorian Christmas clip art can be found here!
Home Christmas Decorations These home Christmas decorations will have your home as beautifully decorated as the best Victorian home ever was.
Simple Christmas Gifts of 1896 These simple Christmas gifts were suggested for ladies in 1896 to make for those on their Christmas list. Any Victorian lover would love any one of them.
Even More Victorian Christmas Clipart The gallery of Victorian Christmas clipart keeps growing. Take a look!
Christmas Presents for Men If you are looking for some ideas on what to get a gentleman who loves Victorian items, take a look at these Christmas presents for men suggestions from 1896.
Homemade Christmas Gifts for 1895 These suggestions for homemade Christmas gifts were published in 1895. Many Victorian lovers would love to receive them today!
Christmas History - An 1884 View This Christmas history article explains why December 25 was chosen to celebrate the birth of Christ. Not everyone agrees it is right.
Little Christmas, or the Feast of the Star Did you know the Twelfth-night of Christmas is also known as Little Christmas. Probably not. See why here.
Star Shaped Hanging Pincushion This wonderful hanging pincushion with scissors would be a perfect Christmas gift. See why here.
How to Celebrate a Victorian Valentines Day Discover how and when Valentines day originated and came to be a favorite Victorian holiday. Includes directions in making your very own Victorian Valentines cards.
A Victorian Valentines Day Party Menu Want ideas on a Victorian Valentines Day party menu? Here is the place to go.
More Valentines Day Games for Your Victorian Party Here are some more Valentines Day games to play at your next Victorian Valentines Day Party!
Suggested Prizes for Valentine’s Day Games Need some suggestions for prizes or gifts for a Victorian Valentines day? Here is a list to help you out!
A Victorian Valentine Exchange Have you ever wondered how a true Victorian Valentine exchange was done? You can find out here.
Make A Victorian Valentine Here is how to make a Victorian Valentine just like those in the Victorian Era did.
Victorian Home Decor Victorian home decor is a special look that anyone can achieve. With the proper know-how, items can be made that will make any room wonderfully victorian. Check it out!
Victorian Mirrors Victorian mirrors add an elegance to a room like nothing else can. Find out here how to make your very own!
Victorian Portable Ivy Screen A portable ivy screen was found very use by the Victorians. Not only did it bring the outdoors in, it required little in the way of care, and it could be moved around when wanted elsewhere. Try it!
Create A Victorian Bric-A-Brac Table Looking for a different way to hide that black hole in your fireplace when it is not in use? The Bric-a-Brac table is a unique idea, used by Victorian ladies, that did the trick!
A Victorian Hammock for Tatting, Made of Twine This pattern is for making a Victorian hammock using twine. It is NOT your typical hammock.
Techniques for Folding Napkins Elegantly Folding napkings elegantly is almost a lost art. Now you can add these wonderfully elegant creation to yours! Here's how.
10 More Napkin Folding Techniques 10 fancy napkin folding techniques can be found here. Add the elegant touch of nicely folded napkins to YOUR table.
Making a Christmas Table Here is an 1893 suggestion on how to decorate a Christmas table to display presents and cards. This is something you probably had not thought of.
Patchwork Here you will find original Victorian Patchwork designs with illustrations to help you produce your own vintage inspired piece.
Twist Patchwork Twist patchwork is a truly Victorian pattern that has the appearance of long narrow patches twisting or interlacing each other and twine around the squares and cubes.
Have You Tried Jewel Patchwork? Jewel patchwork gives the appearance of large precious stones set around smaller ones. This is not a typical patchwork pattern but is quite beautiful.
Victorian Box Patchwork Pattern The Box Patchwork pattern, also known as the block or tumbling block pattern, is a favorite of many people. Learn how to make your own special box patchwork piece.
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Victorian Cone Work Cone work was popular during the Victorian era. It made use of the plentiful cones. Here are some examples with directions for you to try.
Two Embroidered Tea Cozy Designs These (slightly edited) authentic Victorian embroidered tea cozy designs were published in 1889. Either design would be make a lovely addition to your Victorian tea table.
A St Valentines Day Party in 1896 Style! This is how to plan a Victorian party celebrating St Valentines Day like those given in 1896. Truly a Victorian experience.
German Stitch The German Stitch is a great stitch for borders where the foundation can be left exposed but is rarely used for another popular application.
Free Hand Embroidery Pattern Everyone loves a free hand embroidery pattern. This Fuchsia design was a favorite with Victorian ladies. Check it out now.
Victorian Ticking Work Victorian Ticking work imitated the bright and elaborate embroideries of Arabia, Turkey and Persia. It was well loved because of how quickly and easily it could be done and still produce stunningly.
Knitted Reins for Children Knitted Reins for Children? Are you kidding? Devised and used by Victorian ladies. See what it is all about here.
Victorian Flower Pot in Etrusco-Egyptian Design for the Dinner Table This Victorian flower pot design was based upon the love of Egyptian artwork that pervaded that era. Easy and fast to do, using today’s paints, you could whip out a few of these in no time.
1882 Chatelaine Pockets Here are two beautiful Chatelaine Pockets dated 1882. This would look as lovely to carry today as it was then.
How to Wash Embroidered Linens Exactly how do you wash embroidered linens so they stay vivid? Find out here.
The Size Needle To Use for Embroidery A common question for beginning embroiderers is what size of needle to use for embroidery work. Here are some helpful guidelines.
Embroidery Pointers for Beginners Learning how to embroider can be confusing at times. Here are some embroidery pointers to help you get started.
Hints on Selecting Embroidery Silk or Floss Selecting embroidery silk, floss, or any type of embroidery thread can be difficult. It was the same for Victorian women as well. Here are some tips to help choose correctly.
Buttercup Doily Design, 1898 Here is a beautiful buttercup doily design that would lovely in almost any room of the house. Directions and a color picture to go by are included.
The Tete de Boeuf Stitch The Tete de Boeuf stitch derives its name from its shape. It is a useful stitch in Ticking and ornamental work. Do you know what animal it resembles?
Beautiful Outline Embroidery Outline embroidery is particularly suitable for ornamentation of all kinds, even those that require washing. Easy but oh so satisfying.
Create a Beautiful Round Centerpiece Discover how to make your very own Victorian embroidered round centerpiece that was so dearly loved by the ladies of that era. Vintage design and instructions are here!
All About Victorian Decalcomanie The Victorians used a method called decalcomanie to decorate the outsides of plates, vases, and other items to imitate finely painted china. Here is how they did it.
Make Your Own Victorian Book Covers Here are two Victorian Book Covers that are easy to make and oh, so pretty. Take a look and see how beautiful any book you own can be.
All About Victorian Embroidered Patchwork Victorian ladies considered embroidered patchwork suitable for small articles. This made this type of patchwork very popular, as the projects were always small and usually easy to do. See for yourself
Free Filet Crochet Patterns Here are a couple free filet crochet patterns for you to try. Instructions plus illustrations to make sure your final piece is as lovely as possible.
Filet Crochet Information Filet Crochet has been around for a long time but many people do not know exactly what it is. Here is some general filet crochet information to see if it is something that may of interest you.
Working the Italian Hemstitch The Italian Hemstitch is a drawn hemstitch that is quite beautiful. Discover how to use this beautiful stitch in one of your embroidery projects.
A Violet Centerpiece - Victorian Style! Here is how to make your very own beautiful Victorian embroidered violet centerpiece. Vintage 1886 design and instructions FREE! .
Garland Medallion Antimacassar, in Raised Crochet The Garland Medallion Antimacassar was a new kind of raised crochet in 1869, when these instructions were published. This doily would add a special flair to any Victorian style room.
Yes! A Burnt Match Holder A Burnt Match Holder? For real? Most definitely! And easy to make. This item is as useful as it was during the Victorian era. Where else would you safely put a hot, burned out match after using it?
Ornamental Chimney Boards Chimney boards were used by Victorian ladies to hide the fireplace opening when not in use. They ranged for very simple to very intricate. Here are a few ideas to use to add beauty to yours.
Victorian Kid Patchwork Kid patchwork projects were often made from old gloves but if large enough could beiused for larger projects. An unusual patchwork for current times but interesting. See why.
Button Work Mats for the Dinner and Breakfast Tables Button work mats are the perfect Victorian mats to make because they are so easy to make, can be made to fit any size table, and take no time to finish. Here are a number of patterns to try.
Button Work Egg Basket This lovely Victorian Button Work egg basket would look lovely on the breakfast table. So simple and yet so Victorian. See more here!
A Trailing Arbutus Design to Embroider or Paint Here is a great Trailing Arbutus design for embroidery or painting. Large and easy to work with.
Make Your Own Victorian Ornamental Jardinieres Ornamental Jardinieres, Victorian style! Not all Victorians could afford Sevres or Wedgwood China Jardinieres so they made their own imitation ones. So can you! Here are the instructions.
The Dot Stitch The Dot Stitch is a good stitch to use to fill flower centers and much more. This is one stitch that goes by many names. Do you know what they are?
Decorating a Fireplace Decorating a fireplace, Victorian style, is not that difficult. The reason why is because there were as many ways for the fireplace to be adorned as their were Victorian ladies. Here are some tips.
Working the Diaper Couching Stitch The Diaper Couching Stitch is an easy way to get rich results on almost any embroidery project. Discover more about this stitch and how to use it to its best advantage.
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