Originally published in 1877. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. The subject of Macrami, so well known in ancient times, is now so much in favor that it has already found its way into the principal Courts of Europe, and we take this method or introducing it to the Ladies of America, believing they will find it a fascinating yet simple study. It is remarkable that this knotted Lace, Macrame, in spite of its ancient date, should have been generally unknown in this country, until we had the honor and privilege of introducing it. Its history goes back to a very early date. Knotted threads in the most ingenious and varied designs may be seen in the pattern books of the 16th century. We have no doubt that as soon as the subject of this beautiful art is understood, it will be taken up and developed by all lovers of Lace work.