19th Century Charted Alphabets from Europe


Small needlework pattern booklets became widely available in the mid-to-late 19th century, and offer a wealth of ideas for modern needleworkers. This book reproduces the pages from several antique booklets and includes 46 alphabets in a variety of styles and sizes to give you letters perfect for everything from monograms to creating quotes or sayings.

Please note that, like many antique alphabets, the letters “I” and “J” were considered interchangeable and it was common for only one or the other is included, not both– the majority of these alphabets offer the “J”. Often the letter “T” can be adapted for use as a modern “I”.

Designs charted on graph paper are a universal language, with each square on the pattern representing a single stitch.

These charts are reproduced from the original antiques, and some signs of age and wear will be visible. Antique printing processes were not as clear and accurate as the charts modern stitchers are accustomed to using, and these are not recommended for novice needleworkers. No specific projects are offered, and are intended to be used for your own creations.

8 by 10 inch softcover book with 70 pages.

It’s also available on Amazon. Click HERE to be redirected. Customers outside the US can use ISBN 979-8614762797 to search for a local reseller or find the book on their country’s Amazon site.


Available on backorder