Sunday 14 January 2007

Fish Scales

Fish Scale EmbroideryFish Scales

Today a reader inquired after 'Fish-Scale Embroidery' in Cassells Household Guide. The Guide is a great book - one of the principal 'bibles' of the Victorian middle-class housewife, published in umpteen editions, originally in serial form. I've listed the contents but it's too vast to fully digitise, for the moment at least, short of employing an army of trained monkeys. I was, however, happy to digitise the brief section involved. I naively assumed that 'Fish-Scale' was a metaphor for a particular stitch or similar - how wrong I was! So, for how to produce 'exquisite' embroidery with, erm, fish, see the relevant section of the Guide.


  1. Great to know about this amazing Fish-Scale embroidery digitising. A good read so far. Thanks...

  2. I have read your article and this is really impressive for new readers and this is such beneficial blog for developing knowledge about embroideries techniques.

  3. These information are really interesting, my mom always tried to teach me girls stuff :p