The Good Housekeeping Complete Guide to Needlecraft
By Vera Guild. 478 pages of advice and patterns for every form of needlecraft, including sewing, embroidery, quilting, smocking, needlepoint, rug making, knitting, crochet, tatting, hand weaving, sewing for the home, machine embroidery, mending and care, and things to make for Christmas. With more than 1,100 illustrations and hundreds of patterns for things to make. Published in 1959, this is an invaluable reference work. Doesn't have a slipcover and there are a couple of tears in the spine.