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Encyclopédie des Ouvrages de Dames, 1866

Encyclopédie des Ouvrages de Dames, by Thérèse de Dillmont, first published in 1886. Encyclopédie des Ouvrages de Dames, by Thérèse de Dillmont, first published in 1886.

The Encyclopédie des Ouvrages de Dames is one of the most famous nineteenth century European decorative needlework encyclopaedias. It was written by Thérèse de Dillmont and first published in 1886 by Dollfus, Mieg et Companie (DMC; Mulhouse, France [at the time in Germany, 1871-1918]).

The volume contains numerous black and white illustrations and in later editions, colour prints. It is known in English as the Encyclopedia of Needlework. The encyclopaedia covers a wide range of needlework subjects, including canvas embroiderycrochet, embroidery, gold embroidery, knitting, lace making, macramé, mending, netting, plain stitching, open work, tatting, whitework, and so forth. Within a very short time the encyclopaedia was translated into at least fifteen languages. It is still available and widely used in both printed and digital forms.

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