Royal Society Embroidery Transfer Book

This booklet was in the box of old transfers and lace I found at a thrift shop in Utah during our road trip last year.  According to, Royal Society sold thread, yarns, kits and needlework pattern books from 1915 through the 1920s.

“In the early 1920s the company produced a series of hot iron transfers in book format. Each book had a theme (bedspreads, baby motifs, etc.) and consisted of assorted embroidery motifs printed on tissue sheets and staple-bound together in a heavy cover. These do come up for sale from time to time, but it can be difficult to find one that is both intact and has not been folded down the center.”

My booklet is in pretty good condition, with beautiful covers and just a few missing motifs.  I’ll continue to scan and clean the pages for upcoming Thursday embroidery transfer posts.


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