Therese de Dillmont (Oct. 10, 1846 - May 22, 1890)
Applique Embroidery on Damask Ground, worked with D_M_C Persian silk (Soie de Perse)
In 1878 she met Jean Dollfus-Meig at the Universal Exposition. Recognizing her importance and the potential contribution she would bring to his company, DMC , manufacturer of fine threads and yarns, he invited to tour his factory in Mulhouse. She then moved to the neighboring town of Dornach, establishing a school of needlework, cooperating with DMC in 1884. With Dillmont's assistance DMC became known for their publications with clear instructions and illustrations. Even following her death in 1890 DMC continued to publish books under her name.
DMC is offering on their website free copies of Dillmont's designs. www.dmc.com