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Handbook of Embroidery, 1880

Title page of Miss Letitia Higgin's Handbook of Embroidery, 1880. Title page of Miss Letitia Higgin's Handbook of Embroidery, 1880.

The Handbook of Embroidery, not to be confused with a book with the same name published in 1842 by Miss Frances Lambert, came out in 1880. It was written by Miss Letitia Higgin, secretary of the School of Art Needlework, which later became the Royal School of Needlework. It was dedicated to the School's President, H.R.H. Princess Christian (1846-1923), of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland.

The book was edited by Lady Marian Alford, who some years later would write another book to complement Higgin's more practical text book. This was the Needlework as Art volume, which came out in 1886.

Source: EDWARDS, Joan (1976). 'A survey of English literature of embroidery, 1840-1940', The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, Vol. 76, pp. 3-20. Dowload here.

The book can be downloaded here (retrieved 20 November 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 20 November 2016).

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