Vintage original Machine Embroidery book by Singer Sewing Machine Company.
Some wear and markings on boards, name on the inside cover and some foxing throughout. Pictures and text in very nice condition.
Forward from the book:
The needle had been the instrument through which women have, aside from keeping things together, created beauty, and expressed themselves since the time some helpful male made the first bone needle. Undoubtedly, the woman of the Bronze Age found the needle of bronze more to her liking than the antiquated bone needle of the Stone Age, and the woman of today finds the swift machine needle more in keeping with the spirit of her age than the hand needle. With it she can do needlework in tempo with the times. To help women create beautiful things without paying the toll of time and eyesight so often exacted by the more tedious handwork, we have prepared this book of instructions for making famous laces and embroideries on the sewing machine without the use of special attachments of any kind.