..........Call it what you will!
When I was at my senior school the needlework lessons were actualy dressmaking lessons. When I first saw my very first timetable for the first year of my senior school (1967) I saw Needlework, I thought oooh great I love embroidering pretty stitches on cloth - OH how dissappointed I WAS! Needlework lessons were dressmaking and if we were to turn up with embroidery bits and pieces which I did once you had lines...... I personally could could not understand it but there you go! I was put off needlework for many years because of this which was a pity because up until then I enjoyed embroidery and fiddling around with the pretty threads, I also had access to "old fashioned" transfers which you cannot buy now only from collectors and ebay etc because of the lead content in the ink! I don't think they did me any harm.........?
I learnt a few stitches from this little book which belonged to my mum
This is the oldest book in my collection.
The books themselves are pocket sized and only have about half dozen pages.