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Margaret Boyles is an excellent needlepoint teacher, her Needlepoint and Bargello books are among the best ever written, in my not so humble opinion.
Since I began listing other kinds of Needlework books I have discovered that Mrs. Boyles is also a wonderful Embroidery and Crewel Embroidery teacher as well.
Now this book, which is about clothes and accessories for babies. The book has Knitting, Embroidery, Crewel, Cross Stitch, Heriloom Sewing and Quilting designs to make or to use to decorate already made clothing etc.
Mrs. Boyles was about halfway through writing and stitching for this book when she found out she was going to be a grandmother for the first time.
The projects include:
Heirloom Pillow, a sewn and embroidered small pillow, mostly for show since babies do not sleep with pillows. This pillow also has some ribbon work.
Heirloom Dress and Slip. Sew a very pretty dress and slip and add embroidery and ribbon work, very pretty
Sunday Suit for boys. Sewn with some embroidery and tucking on the front of the shirt.
Embroidered Flannel Kimono, the perfect thing to wrap baby in after the bath
Quilted Sacque and Bonner Set
Christening Blanket or Shawl made from purchased white wool fabric that is embroidered and hemstitched with fringe
Receiving Blankets purchased flannel simply embroidered
Quilted Bibs 4 designs
Shadow Embroidered Comforter
These are just some examples of the 27 projects in this book. As always, the directions are complete, comprehensive and sensible. Templates for the sewn articles are included.
Margaret Boyles' Designs for Babies has booties (of course) and samplers and stuffed toys, all you expect and more.
This is a hardcover book published by Simon and Schuster in 1983. It has 144 pages.
Designs for Babies is in very good condition. There is no dust jacket and a former owner has written her name on the inside front cover page.
The pages are somewhat yellowed by age, the spine is tight. A very good condition book for it's age or otherwise.