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Priscilla


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Foster, Kate McCrea

Fifty Designs for Mexican Drawn Work

With Directions for Working

Boston, The Priscilla Publishing Co, 1889, 29 pgs

Book on loan from Sytske Wijnsma, not scanned yet.

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Kettelle, Mrs. F.W., ed.

The Priscilla Filet Crochet Book No. 2

A Collection of Beautiful Designs in Filet Crochet, Introducing Filet Crochet Brodé, Embroidery on Crochet, and Cameo Crochet

Boston, The Priscilla Publishing Company, 1915, 48 pgs.

Many filet charts - church motifs, peacock, animals, birds, flowers, cherubs, fruit, motifs for children, formal borders and corners, the Selkirk Grace lunchcloth, and Tallyrand coffee cloth.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Brown, Nellie Clark.

How to Make Battenberg and Point Lace.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1900, 43 pgs.

Needle lace stitches to be used on their own or with braids or netting; washing instructions for the completed laces.

Scans donated by Digital Archive, reedited Judith Adele.

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Modern Priscilla, Needlework, Fashions, Fiction, Housekeeping

Christmas and Pilgrim Tercentenary Number, December 1920

Boston, The Priscilla Company, 1920, 58 pgs (some missing pages)

Historical craft articles, embroidery, fiction by Eleanor H. Porter, knitting, bobbin lace, netting, quilting, crochet, fashion, recipes, housekeeping tips, paper crafts for children.

Scans donated by azcq, edited by Judith Adele.

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Lace

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Modern Priscilla

Vol. XL, No. XI, January 1930

Boston, The Priscilla Company, 1930, 52 pgs. missing pages 21,22,31,32,45,46

Donated by Janice Lee, not scanned.

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JL

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Modern Priscilla

Vol. XLI, No. III, May 1927

Boston, The Priscilla Company, 1927, 64 pgs

Donated by Janice Lee, not scanned.

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Robinson, Belle, ed.

Priscilla Cotton Knitting Book

A Collection of Useful and Beautiful Patterns for Cotton, Linen and Silk with Directions for Working.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1918, 48 pgs.

Doilies, bags, block pattern towels, laces, collars, baby hats, bedspread squares and blocks.

Scans donated by Digital Archive, reedited Judith Adele.

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Robinson, Belle, ed.

Priscilla Crochet Book

Centerpieces and Doilies, A Collection of Beautiful Pieces in Which Are Many That Are New and Novel and Many That Are Old and Rare.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1915, 48 pgs.

About six dozen different doilies, some simple, some (like the roll stitch pineapple doily) for the advanced crocheter.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Wilke, Harriet Cushman, ed.

Priscilla Cross Stitch Book

A Collection of Useful Patterns with Suggestions for Their Use in Various Styles of Work

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1899, 48 pgs (cover missing).

A classic. Detailed descriptions of the many embroidery stitches used in charted patterns, as well as charts for alphabets, historic, formal and floral borders, church and heraldic motifs, intricate birds, butterflies, flowers. Many of these patterns work for filet crochet, beading, charted knitting, etc. Some of the harder-to-read charts, cropped and enhanced in PDF5

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele

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Beading

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

Filet crochet

Knitting

San Diego

JA


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Robinson, Belle, ed.

Priscilla Bead Work Book,

A Collection of Old and New Beadwork, with Patterns and Lessons For Working.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1912, 48 pgs.

Designs from the 1700s through early 1900s, some simple, some dazzlingly complex. Instructions, patterns and charts for woven, knit, crocheted, and canvas embroidered beaded bags, purses, belts, jewelry.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Beading

Crochet

Knitting

San Diego

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Taylor, Eliza A., ed.

Priscilla Irish Crochet Book No. 2,

A Collection of Patterns from The Modern Priscilla, With Beautiful New Designs Never Before Published.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1912, 48 pgs.

A continuation of Book No. 1 ,by Lula M. Harvey. More, and fancier flower motifs, butterflies, edgings, babys cap and booties, bags, doilies, collars, buttons and garnitures.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Irish crochet

San Diego

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Garbutt, Helen, ed.

Priscilla Bedspread Book

A Collection of Patterns from the Modern Priscilla with Beautiful New Designs Never Before Published.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1914, 48 pgs.

Several dozen crochet patterns for making bedspreads from cotton thread clever hexagons, flower, square and filet designs to sew or crochet together, plus insertions, edgings and knotted fringes.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Filet Crochet

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Morris, Ethelyn Jones, ed.

Priscilla Colored Cross Stitch Book No. 1

A Collection of Designs by the Priscilla Art Department.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1911, 9 pgs.

Colored plates of simple floral, garden, alphabet and border block patterns, with suggestions for materials and use.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Cross-Stitch

Embroidery

Filet Crochet

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Harvey, Lula M.

Priscilla Irish Crochet Book

A Collection of New and Original Designs, With Stitches and Lessons for Working.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1912, 48 pgs.

This is a must-have for crocheters who want to learn how to make Irish crochet lace. Excellent instructions, patterns for a wide variety of flower, fruit and leaf motifs, a few grounds and edgings, instructions for hats, collars, cuffs, yoke, jabot, opera bag, edgings, doily.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Irish crochet

Lace

San Diego

JA


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Robinson, Belle, ed.

Priscilla Filet Crochet Book

A Collection of Beautiful Designs in Filet Crochet Equally Adapted to Cross-Stitch, Beads and Canvas, with Working Directions.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1911, 48 pgs.

Excellent advice on filet crochet, directions for pillows, doilies, edgings, bedspreads. Many charts, including peacocks, heraldic dragons and lions, hunting and mythological scenes, alphabets.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Filet crochet

San Diego

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Morris, Ethelyn Jones, ed.

Priscilla Colored Cross Stitch Book No. 2,

A Collection of Designs by the Priscilla Art Department.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1912, 9 pgs (back cover & plate missing).

Colored plates of simple fruit and flower block patterns, and suggestions for their use.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Crochet

Cross-Stitch

Embroidery

Filet Crochet

San Diego

JA

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Taylor, Eliza A., ed.

Priscilla Crochet Book, Edgings and Insertions,

A Collection of Beautiful and useful Patterns With Directions for Working.

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1915, 48 pgs.

Highly popular needlework book in its time, and reprinted by at least three different publishers since. Enormous variety of crocheted edgings, some using manufactured braid; most are not difficult to crochet.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Priscilla Embroidery Patterns,

Simple, Dainty, Up-To-Date Designs - Fall and Winter Catalog 1915-16.

Boston: Priscilla Needlework Co., 1915, 48pgs.

Embroidery catalog with instructions and lists of materials available.

Scans donated by Luann Pfost, edited by Luann Pfost

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Embroidery

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Sanders, Julia E., ed.

Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2:

A Collection of Beautiful and Useful Patterns with Directions for Working.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1915, 44pgs (back cover and last pages missing).

Tatting instructions for cotton, silk and metallic thread, with patterns for doilies, edgings, insertions, bags, yokes, motifs (lovely roses and daisies), collars, baskets, beadwork, tatted appliqué on net, an alphabet, candleshades, baby bonnets.

Scans donated by Gail Owens, edited by Judith Adele.

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Tatting

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Priscilla Tatting Book No. 3,

A Collection of Many Novel and Interesting Varieties of Tatting with Directions for Working.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1924, 32 pgs.

Tatting instructions, patterns for edgings, beadings, medallions, doilies, yokes, baby caps, and descriptions of tatting stitches such as: Cluny tatting, Lattice-Stitch Tatting, Roll Tatting.

Scans donated by Gail Owens, edited by Judith Adele.

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Beading

Tatting

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DeWitt, Jessie M., ed.

Priscilla Tatting Book,

Selections of Useful Articles from The Modern Priscilla, with Beautiful Designs Never Before Published.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1909, 33 pgs.

Complete tatting instructions, with some complex techniques. Patterns for edgings, insertions, medallions, yokes, doilies, collars, cuffs, baby caps and trimmings.

Scans donated by Gail Owens, edited by Judith Adele.

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Lace

Tatting

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Thoresen, Maren et al

Priscilla Hardanger Book No. 2:

A Collection of Typical Norwegian Designs.

Boston, Maine, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1924, 32 pgs.

Excellent description and instructions for Hardanger embroidery, with illustrations and plates - squares, edgings and inserts.

Scans donated by Gina Worthy and Mary L. Chamberlain, edited by Judith Adele

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Barsaloux, Elsa etal.

Priscilla Sweater Book

Including Hats, Caps, and other accessories with Directions for Working.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1917, 48 pgs.

Basic knitting and crocheting instructions, and a wide variety of patterns for sweaters and accessories, some for full figures, many of which are surprisingly modern. Also baby and children and men's patterns. The hats are fabulous.

Scans donated by Karen Ann Lenard, edited by Karen Ann Lenard.

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Priscilla Manual.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1905 [first 20 pgs scanned of est. 48 pgs].

Instructions for battenberg, point, net and appliqué lace with many needlelace stitches, and hardanger instructions and illustrations.

Scans donated by Nancy McCann, edited by Judith Adele.

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Lace

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Priscilla Needlework Book for 1898

How to Make Cut Work, Point Lace and Battenburg Lace, and Silk Embroidery

Boston, The Modern Priscila, 1898, 48 pgs

Scans donated by Luann Pfost, edited by Luann Pfost and Judith Adele

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Cutwork

Embroidery

Lace

Needle Lace

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Fitzgerald, Sallie G.

Priscilla Basketry Book:

A Collection of Baskets and Other Articles with Lessons for Working and Directions for Dyeing and Staining

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1911, 48 pgs.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Basketry

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Flynn, Louise and others

Priscilla Smocking Book:

A Collection of Beautiful and Useful Patterns with Directions for Working

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1925, 48 pgs.

Excellent instructions for a variety of techniques, with instructions, including flower smocking and Bulgarian smocking, and stitch pattern charts to use as transfers.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, not edited yet.

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Sewing

San Diego

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Sanders, Julie E., ed.

Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2

A Collection of Beautiful and Useful Patterns with Directions for Working

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1915, 48 pgs.

Tatting instructions for cotton, silk and metallic thread, with patterns for doilies, edgings, insertions, bags, yokes, motifs (lovely roses and daisies), collars, baskets, beadwork, tatted appliqué on net, an alphabet, candleshades, baby bonnets.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele

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Tatting

San Diego

JA

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Wilson, Lilian Barton

Priscilla Punched Work Book,

A Collection of Original Designs with Stitches and Lessons for Working.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1912, 38 pgs.

Excellent instructions for making the lace (from loosely woven linen) with patterns for table linens, cushions, cases, lampshade, collars, etc. Some beautiful designs are shown, but without tracing patterns.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, not edited yet

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Embroidery

Lace

San Diego

JA

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Wilson, Lilian Barton

Priscilla Italian Cut Work Book

Containing Directions for Italian Hemstitching, Picota, Tassels, Fringes, Simple Cut Work and Gros Venise Needle Lace

Boston, The Priscilla Publishing Company, [c.1910] 32 pgs

Scans donated by Judith Adele, not edited yet

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Taylor, Eliza A., ed

Priscilla Crochet Book, Edgings and Insertions

A collection of beautiful and useful patterns, with directions for working.

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1913, 48 pgs.

Highly popular needlework book in its time, and reprinted by at least three different publishers since. Enormous variety of crocheted edgings, some using manufactured braid; most are not difficult to crochet.

Scans donated by Korina Johnson, edited by Judith Adele.

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Crochet

donor

KJ

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Priscilla's Special Service Sheet - No. 30

Basketry

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1922, 2 pgs

Rattan or reed woven basket instructions.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, edited by Judith Adele.

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Basketry

San Diego

JA

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Brown, Nellie Clarke & Locke, Elma Iona, ed.

Priscilla Hardanger Book

Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1909, 49 pgs.

Donated by Janice Lee, not scanned.

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San Diego

JL

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Priscilla Embroidery Patterns

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Co., [c.1916], 48 pgs.

Catalog of embroidery patterns, excellent instructions for embroidery stitches, and many detailed ads for needlework supplies.

Donated by Sytske Wijnsma, not scanned yet.

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Hettich, Lola Burks, ed.

Priscilla Wool Crochet Book

A Selection of Useful Articles from The Modern Priscilla with Several New Designs Never Before Published

Boston, The Priscilla Publishing Company, 1912, 48 pages + covers

Book on loan from Sytske Wijnsma, not scanned yet.

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Batt, Georgette.

The Priscilla Yoke Book

Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1916, 40 pgs + foldout charts.

Crocheted and tatted patterns for lingerie yokes (many would be good for modern blouses and collars), including Maltese (hairpin) crochet and filet charts.

Scans donated by Gail Owens, edited Judith Adele.

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Filet Crochet

Lace

Tatting

donor

GO

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