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Victorian Embroidery and Crafts Back On-line!
March 03, 2007

Up and Running Again!

Hi, Everyone!

Itís been a while since Iíve added anything new to the site. Thatís going to change immediately! Last September I became a grandma for the first time! Amazing how you can get caught up in all the wonderful things a baby can bring. Next thing I know it was the holidays and I began having computer problems.

To make a long story short, after weeks and weeks of working on fixing the computer, it finally died. Luckily I had a back up of most of my information! PLEASE, PLEASEÖ if you keep any important information on your computer, back it up regularly. I donít know what I would have done if I hadnít backed up my stuff. Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it! It took me a while to get another computer and get it all set up but all is well now.

I would like to extend my apologies to those who have completed the form for the newsletter and did not received a welcome e-mail along with the appropriate links to the give-a-ways. I would like to thank you for your interest in Victorian Embroidery and Crafts and hope you like the chapters of Beetonís Book of Embroidery. Five sections (including this monthís link) are available. The links are listed below.

So, without further ado Ö..

What's New!

Beetonís Book of Embroidery, Part 5 is available now. This section of the book deals with Guipure díArt and Berlin Work.

You can download Part 5 here:

Beeton's Book of Embroidery, Part 5

You will find in this section patterns for a:
  • Borders and Insertions
  • Doyleys
  • Workbasket
  • Jewel case with pincushion
  • Work Case
  • Banner Screen
  • And more.

If you like lace or Berlin work, Iím sure you will find something of interest for you.

If, because of my computer system problem, you did not receive the links to the previous sections of Beetonís Book of Embroidery, here they are.

These links will take you to each section so you can download them:

Beeton Part 1 and 2

Beeton Part 3

Beeton Part 4

The e-books are in pdf form. You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read the e-books. You can get Adobe Reader (it's free) at

Other new items

I have added some information on a few types of Embroidery that you may or may not know about.

Florentine embroidery, which is also known as Bargello embroidery, gets its beauty from the varying hues used that create wonderful shading effects.

Florentine Embroidery

Mediaeval Embroidery, which is also known by a number of other names, is an adaptation of the simple buttonhole stitch. Find out more at -

Mediaeval Embroidery

And finally, an embroidery technique we all know and loveÖ

English Eyelet Embroidery. Although many think that eyelet embroidery consists of a single type stitch, this is untrue. See what types of embroidery stitches that are most often used in this type of embroidery.

English Eyelet Embroidery

In the Works!

Although I have not added to the site for some time, it doesnít mean I have not been adding information and instructions to my stash on a wide variety of Victorian items that will be of interest to you. In the next month or so I will make available to you information/instructions/patterns for Victorian:
  • Crochet projects
  • Christmas projects
  • Knitting projects.

Donít forget, if you have made any of the items listed on the site and would like to share the results with others, let me know. I would love to see what you are doing.

That's it for this month's newsletter.

Until next time,

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