For the Industrious Needlewoman — Floral Centerpieces

Here are two pretty embroidery patterns which appeared in the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1914.  Each week Adelaide Byrd presented a new full-sized embroidery pattern under the heading “For the Industrious Needlewoman,” accompanied by her suggestions for stitches, colors, and where the piece could be used.  Apparently, in 1914 every woman knew how to make eyelets and various other padded stitches, and their homes were filled with decorative needlework.

The scans of these old newspapers are not great, so I have cleaned up the illustrations, and retyped the instructions to make them easier to read.  Click on the images to enlarge.

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