"How To Shade Embroidered Flowers and Leaves"
Illustrated with Colored Plates and Engraved Patterns
by Ellen Galusha Smith
Printed in Chicago, Ill, dated 1889.
127 pages including index. plus an additional 5 - 7 page "supplement" included in the back; the last two of those supplement pages are loose, but present.
There are 8 colored plates, and many pages of black and white line drawing illustrations (I count 36).
She has 28 designs listed:
Autumn Leaves Daisies Asters Golden-Rod Wild Roses Poppies Tulips Crocuses Morning-Glories Thistles Nasturtiums Cockscomb Pansies Pinks Stitches Borders Daisies for Border Geraniums for Border Golden-Rod for Screen Thistles for Screen Woodbine for Screen Apple Blossoms for Screen Tulips for Cushion Morning-Glories for Pillow Clover for Pillow Sweet Peas for Scarf Oak Leaves for Border and Design for Chair Back
Tan pictorial boards with chromo-lithograph autumn leaves. Cloth spine.
This is a beautiful collectible, chock full of projects. Rich, deep colored illustrations.
Out of print. Difficult to source. Considered rare.
Live green. Shop vintage.
Vintage. It's a way of life. xo