— Designs for Lace

If you’re one of those that find patterns, ornaments or flourishes fascinating, then Félix Aubert’s Designs for Lace and Embroidery, must be one for you.

 

(Published in 1899 by Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart, Germany).

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— Lead In Your Pencil

Details from A.W. Faber’s illustrated price list of lead and colored pencils, 1897. US.

 

Things were just so much more tangible, nicer, back in the days before so much became digitised using computer workstations, and hand skills were allowed to fade away.

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