Embriodery in Ancient Egypt
Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, Vol 2. No. 1 (1917)
The discovery of fine linen and needles in Egyptian tombs of the First Dynasty (3400 B.C.) which according to scriptural chronology dates back to the days of Noah, makes one realise that the people of Old
Testament times were, after all, human beings like ourselves, with everyday needs that required practical solution. To meet such needs these early Egyptians modelled beautiful pottery, carved exquisite vessels of alabaster and wove linen of the finest texture; but nothing of a decorative quality remains to us save a few archaic line patterns found on some of the vases.