Another item from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, a garland of roses in many colors. When charting this one, I discovered that PC Stitch can set the original image as background, and project the charted pattern over it. That speeds up charting a good deal. Of course, the resolution is limited (very) and if the pattern is irregular or slightly rotated it needs nudging up, down, left, right, but in general the charting goes much faster.
Expect to see more flower patterns. And I’m working on the Wolf Dupeyron Cross-Stitch album.
Thank you again, Victoria, for making it possible for us to chart the New Zealand collection of patterns! We are truly grateful and happy for your trust and helpfulness.
This one is from the collection of Ruby Struiksma, a small advertising leaflet of the sewing thread factory of Goeggingen. Ruby contributed three of them to our catalog, this is the first of them. Thank you, Ruby!
We’ve had a very large image donation of alphabet embroidery designs from Goeggingen as well, from another donor, so we’ll add a page with these leaflets only.
I’ve tried to make this a full square pattern, but whichever way I rotate and mirror the pattern, it does not match. Still, it looks like it should be a complete square of leaves, with the roses in the middle. If I figure it out, I’ll update this page with the completed pattern.
And this is the second leaflet, two border designs. Both these were from 1904, style and colors are similar.
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If you can’t afford to give anything, which also happens in these difficult times, introducing the Library to people who don’t know of it yet, is very useful, since it broadens our user base and therefore our donor base. I’ll try to publish a flyer in black and white which can be printed and used as handout, for anybody wanting to do that. It would be more useful than a visiting card.
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Enjoy this new set.
Best wishes all,