Guess what just arrived in the mail?
After doing some research on line, it seems like Barbara Walker’s second volume in this series is the one to start with. Over 700 stitch patterns!
I am in awe of the wealth of knowledge and history contained in this book. As Walker notes elsewhere, this is a compendium of patterns that she has collected over time–most of them are not her own. This is a collaborative effort, a collection of patterns passed down through a community, a tradition, or a singular family. Of course, without the clear and meticulous notations by Walker, so much of this information would be lost. This is such a gem, and I can’t wait to purchase the others. I think I’m going to buy the third treasury next as it focuses on charted patterns that are originals invented by Walker herself.