Illustration taken from L'Art du Brodeur showing a method of embroidering with paillettes.
Engraving by Charles Germain de Saint Aubin.
Charles Germain de Saint Aubin (January 17, 1721 – March 6, 1786) was a draftsman and embroidery designer to King Louis XV. Published a classic reference on embroidery, L'Art du Brodeur ("Art of the Embroiderer") in 1770. In addition to his embroidery designs, he was also known for his drawings and engravings.
A caricature of Louis-Bertrand Castel's "ocular organ" by Charles Germain de Saint Aubin