A new addition to one of the most heavily used sections of the Public Collectors website: Complete PDFs of Publications scanned in their entirety. Simply click the photo above and you’ll start downloading a 200 dpi scan of this hard to find book:
Elsie Svennas, A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers, 1973, 100 pages, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 8” X 5 5/8 “.
A real treat for stitchers and lovers of lettering! From the inside cover flap: “The Author has set out in this book with three distinct aims. Firstly to write a concise history of Lettering, tracing the development from the simplest markings to the elaborate and decorative monogram. Secondly, to give an an illustrated dictionary of all stitches that are suitable for carrying out any lettering. Finally to display in an illustrated section the great variety of lettering designs suitable for various stitches using every letter of the alphabet as examples.”