Category Archives: Historical

the etymology of embroidery

(an update to the About page!) embroider: late 14th century, from the Anglo-French word enbrouder, from the prefix en- meaning “in” (see en- (1)) plus broisder “embroider,” from Frankish  *brozdon, from Proto-Germanic  word *bruzdajanan. Influenced by Old English brogden, past participle … Continue reading

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Review: Encyclopedia of Needlework, Therese de Dillmont

This book is old school. It’s an excellent and fascinating overview of needlework, first published in 1884. I originally found it in a Half Price Books store, but it’s also available  free on the internet (copyright expired) from the Gutenberg … Continue reading

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