|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / biographies|
de Dillmont (1846-1890)
born 10 October until 22 May 1890
The life of Therese
by Marianne Stradal
|see her book digitalized: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20776/20776-h/needlework-h.html|
de Dillmont was born on october 10th 1846. Her father was
a major in the army, but he already died in 1857. At this
time her mother moved with her children to Vienna. In
1864 she wrote to the emperor Franz Joseph, begging for
help with the education of her youngest daughter. She
then received 80 Gulden every year until 1868. Therese
was educated as a governess and a teacher. It seems that
she also visited the embroidery school in Vienna which
was founded in 1874. During all her life she was a friend
of Mrs Bach the director of the school.
In 1884 she became engaged at
Mulhouse in the world wide known embroidery yarn fatory.
In 1886 her encyclopedia of feminine handwork was
published. This book has been translated into 17
languages and it was published over and over again up to
the present day.
In 1889 Therese de
Dillmont married Josef Scheuermann. The needlework
factory in Mulhouse did not like this at all. One year
later, in 1890 Therese died. Her niece with the same name
succeeded her. In her working contract it said that she
was not supposed to get married. The reason was that the
name de Dillmont could not possibly be changed by
marriage because it was so closely related to the factory
and to the books.
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