HANDBOOK OF EMBROIDERY
BY L. HIGGIN.
EDITED BY LADY MARIAN
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF
THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF
AND DEDICATED TO THEIR
H.R.H. PRINCESS CHRISTIAN,
PRINCESS OF GREAT BRITAIN
SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, AND RIVINGTON,
CROWN BUILDINGS, FLEET STREET.
In drawing up this little
“Handbook of Embroidery” we do not pretend to give such
complete technical directions as would enable a beginner
in this beautiful art to teach herself; because learning
without practical lessons must be incomplete, and can
only lead to disappointment.
sought, therefore, only to respond to the inquiries we
are constantly receiving, and to supply useful hints to
those who are unable to avail themselves of lessons, and
are forced to puzzle over their difficulties without
help from a trained and experienced embroiderer; at the
same time, the rules we have laid down and the
directions we have given may serve to remind those who
have passed through the classes, of many little details