1920s set of 4 needlework books


Set of 4 Dobach’s Handarebeitsbucher (handwork books), circa 1920s Germany– 8 x 11 inches with about 40 pages each. These are marvelously full of both antique inspiration and patterns! German text.

“Embroidery for the Kitchen” shows examples of kitchen towels, curtains and home accessories embellished with embroidery. Several charts for counted cross stitch motifs are included. In very good condition with a worn cover.

“Cross Stitchery” includes dozens of charted designs and many more examples of home decor. In fair condition: pages have detached from the cover (although all are still bound together) and first and last pages (title page and index) are torn with missing portions. Main portion of book is unaffected.

“Bulgarian Embroidery” is a wonderful collection of traditional folk blouses, shawls, children’s clothes and home decor, all heavily embellished. Most designs are surface embroidery but several pages of charted patterns are included. In very good condition.

“Modern Embroidery” shows fashionable clothes for men, women and children with decorative embroidery. Lovely illustrations of flapper dresses, hats and accessories! In fairly good condition; cover is worn with pencil markings, some pages have chipped edges and the last page has heavy pencil scribbles.



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