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136-yr-old Etchings & Instructions for Paper Flower Making

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally published in 1877!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original "Victorian Paper Flower Making" instructions with steel plate etchings. Produced by experienced fancywork paper artists from the Victorian Arts and Crafts Era. This information was originally published in 1877!

This HISTORIC item contains etchings, instructions, diagrams, designs materials and fundamentals for creating a variety of paper work floral items. There are many, many ANTIQUE etchings of leaf and petal templates and designs for a plethora of wax flower ornaments with significant cultural and historical instructions included! (Original is not for sale)

This information may be just the thing you need for making your own boutonnieres, bouquets, table decelerations, etc., for prom parties, weddings and receptions, holiday family get-togethers and more!
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An excerpt:

"Next to wax flowers, those made of fine tissue-paper are the most elegant, and the art of forming them is capable of being carried to a high state of perfection. Unlike the art of forming wax-flowers, this may be made to give satisfaction in the hands of a mere tyro; although when executed by a skillful and practiced artist it is so charming in its various combinations that it will amply repay a patient and persevering study of its many technicalities, and a continued series of attempts at forming, any and every flower and but that comes within the reach."
What a historically educational and delightful art instructional piece this is!
Contents:

Materials

Large Pink Rose

Tea Rose

Crimson Rose (Louis Philippe)

Moss Rose

Buds

Azalea

Rhododendron

Mountain Laurel

Carnation Pink

Scarlet Geranium

Lady Washington Geranium

Honeysuckles

Woodbine

Lilies

Pink Japan Lily (rosea)

White Japan Lily (alba)

Narcissus

Pheasant Eye

Sweet Pea

Rose Acacia

Wistaria

Laburnun

Dolichos

All Pea-Shaped Flowers

Fuchsia

(Scarlet, crimson, pink, purple or white)

China Aster

Daisy

Button-Centered Flowers

Calla

Verbena

Scarlet Ibiscus

Passion-Flowers

4 Sizes of Buds

Nemophila

Convolvuli (Morning Glory)

(Large iponoea, dwarf, blue, lavender, white, deep blue, crimson or purple varieties)

Buds

Camellia

(Crimson, scarlet, white)

Campanula

Canterbury Bell

Hyacinths

Lilies-of-the-Vally

Harebell

Abutilon

Pansy

Poppy

Spray of Flowers

(Using "cones of pine and larch trees, beech-nuts and hulls, acorns, moss, fine and coarse flower-wire, card-board tissue-paper, varnish, etc. ...not only suitable for trimming coarse straw or shaving hats, but also for decorating brackets, book-stands, mirrors and picture frames, etc.)

Spray of Roses

Spray of Dahlias

Hyacinths of Tissue-paper

Pink and China-aster

Full Pink

Morning-glory

Lilies-of-the-Valley

Star Flowers

Fuchsia

Use of Bodkin

Full Pinks

Buds
The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! The instructions are based within the Victorian cultural, grammatical and socialization parimeters. For those who have some experience with that era's verbal and text style the instructions should be clear and easy to follow. The experience paper worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come...and can participate in reviving an almost dead art of paper-working!
The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!
This type of original information is seldom found online or elsewhere! I was fortunate enough in my bibliomaniacal searching to run across this gem and am sharing with those who love the old arts as much as I!

These instructions are characteristic of the crafts done by our lady ancestors during the Victorian and Antebellum cultural periods and earlier! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful creative art informational source revealing our heritage from early America and Europe!