Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
One of the books that Public Collectors, maintained by Marc Fischer, has made public is the A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers by Elsie Svennas.
Simply click the book cover on this website and you’ll start downloading a 200 dpi scan of this hard to find book.
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.”