Dated 1898, a Corticelli needlework embroidery booklet / pamphlet color guide. "Corticelli Correct Colors For Flowers", gives the needleworker the correct color shades for flower, leaves, and fruit, using Corticelli embroidery silks.
Booklet is 15 pages of text, line drawings plus 2 colored photo plates. Page index list 27 different flowers or conventional designs. Some of the flowers are pansy, wild rose, Easter lily,orchid, nasturtium, bachelor buttons,clover, chrysanthemum,violet, carnation, daisy, apple blossom, purple clematis, and Sweet Pea.
Conventional design are for borders ,Bohemian Glass, jewels, photo frame, and rabbit chaffing dish. The first colored plate, shows the nasturtium and how to shade the flowers on the stamped design. The stamped pattern could be purchased from the dealer. The other colored plate, is a flower garland photograph picture frame. It, too, is worked on a purchased stamped design, giving directions for stitches and color shading instructions.
One of the last pages is how-to for testing and washing silk embroideries. Advertising for Corticelli on the back cover. This pamphlet was compliments of the S & M Howenstein, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Size of the booklet is 6-1/4" x 5"
Condition: The front cover is loose from the booklet. Some soiling /foxing.
Doing research on these old companies? Here's a neat book to add to a collection.