I love collecting old sewing books and pamphlets. I can not tell you how thrilled I was when a friend gave me this one. I can not find a date when it was printed, but it was printed in France. I am sure the point of the booklet was, to sell thread.
It covers machine embroidery stating "In an era where the demands of industry lead inevitably to standardization , embroidery offers you many means of getting away from mass-production" Little did they know where this was going to lead.
From learning free motion embroidery to our now stand alone embroidery machines we have come along way indeed.
The machines doing this work must have been among the first in zig-zag machines, as some of the stitches shown in the booklet are zig zag stitches, others are straight stitches with the operator controlling the direction of the machine.
This is so fascinating to me.