In view of the approaching deadline for fundraising, first the fundraising, and then the publications!
These last two weeks, 182 dollars donated. Thank you!
Every dollar brings the shortfall down!
Because we may not make our goal, the maximum of small donations has been lowered to USD 1200. I had hoped to be able to accept up to USD 1500 in scan donations from our larger donors, but unfortunately some will have to wait until next year. That’s how it goes 🙁
The image is not too clear on the post, click on it to go to a better-resolution version on our fundraising page.
Donate now to support the Antique Pattern Library project to pay for such things as database and website development, web hosting costs, data entry, scanning equipment, and help us meet the public funding ratio, which allows us to keep our nonprofit status, making your donations tax-deductible, depending on where you live and on the local tax laws and tax treaties.
Scan donations count too! They save us room (for the books) money (for the shipping price and customs duties), and time (for scanning).And if you are an Amazon customer, you can also support us via Amazon Smile. If you click on the Amazon link before you start shopping, Amazon will set aside a little bit from their profit on what you spend and give that to us.
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The limit of small donations is 1200 USD (see above), just to be safe. It increases if we get more small donations. That’s the limit to what you can donate per year and still have it count towards the small donations. It’s recalculated every year. If you donate more, the IRS puts your donations on the other side of the public funding ratio. So, if you were planning to donate just above the limit, give some to another organization, buy a cup of coffee and donate just the limit amount.
On the other hand, we are looking for people who can afford a one-time larger donation to support our goals for the coming year, which will cost us some money.It will help speed up our publication rate, and make more time available for the actual library work, which is sadly suffering, because we as Board members have to spend more time than we like on bookkeeping and IRS compliance and stuff like that. Necessary, but it cuts into the time we have for the Library. Your donations will help us hire help for the elementary tasks and for editing.
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.
Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. The donations of the larger donors are far more than enough to cover our overhead, so what you give, goes straight to Library improvement. To give you an idea of what your donation would do: USD 10 pays for our hosting costs for a month (at the moment) or an hour of administrative assistance. USD 40 pays for an hour of graphical editing. USD 50 allows us to take one of our RESERVE publications and release it for publication. USD 100 pays for 1TB backup for the scans and edited files. (Currently we have 5 TB data.) Larger donations in the past have paid for fast A3 scanners, website help, and hours of editing, as well as a start with putting our Library records online in a way that they will show up in professional library searches.
FYI, the books we buy are paid out of our private purses, which are not exceedingly well-filled but currently still up to that task.
NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm
Our forum members won’t be surprised to see this one! I’ve had to dig it up amongst the many many scans still in the backlog, but I knew they were somewhere 😉 The scans were donated by Anneke Perelaer, and editing was done in a bit of a hurry, but it looks quite acceptable to my non-crocheter eyes. It’s been in our backlog for quite a while, and I’m happy that this one at least is above the waterline now. All kinds of crochet lace, though filet lace is in the majority here.
A donation from ebay seller vanye90, who has such an extensive collection that each year I have to pick and choose among the many patterns available for donation. This is fairly simple beadwork, but as you all can see from the photo of the actual item, it looks great when done! I’m not a particular fan of the turquoise color, and tried a few others as background, but I have to hand it to the designer that this combination actually is better than the ones I tried myself. Unless one shuffles the entire palette, of course.
This and others donated by Jackie Isler, from her grandmothers collection. When I have some time, I’ll make a page for that grand old lady. We have photographs and other documents about her, and of course all the patterns. Charles Kite’s donations will be showcased on a similar page for the original lady who collected them. And of course, Marleen van Horssen…
This booklet is a fold-out with patterns in only black and green. Usually the Heinrich Kuehn booklets have the reverse side printed with various alphabets. Not so here. The reverse is blank. Thank you, Jackie!
This is a single handpainted page, with no publisher mentioned, but once one has seen five hundred Heinrich Kuehn patterns, the attribution is not difficult. Probably it was part of a leporello. The background has been painted for only half of the pattern. This saves effort, paint, and money – we’ve had quite a number of Sajou patterns, especially slippers, with only so much painted as was needed to show the colors, and the rest is just printed symbols. After lithographic printing became common, this tactic is no longer useful.
Ditto for this pattern. The rose motif is nice and could be used as standalone motif, or if you do not like roses, select another small motif that fits in the oval and use that.
From the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, a bouquet of flowers. It’s wider than it is high, making it a rather squashed looking shape. Probably this was useful for tea trays, chair backs, and other items where the size was a constraint.
A donation from ebay seller topgundog, this slipper pattern was produced expressly for The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine. Here even the designer is mentioned on the pattern. That’s not so common. It’s a lovely color combination, and the slipper design is for heel-and-toe slippers, which type always slips off my feet, but maybe that’s only my problem.
The paintwork on the pattern is definitely not of the highest quality, sloppy is a better description. Because of that, the pattern is not symmetrical, although it gives that first impression. If it bothers you, feel free to use only half of the pattern and that in mirror-image.
Adele Della Porta’s third filet album, with more to come. Now that Yvonne has joined our editing team, I’m hard pressed to keep up with the speed of her editing. And Iva Innocenti’s donations deserve to be published fast, since it’s a truly fabulous collection about truly fabulous designs and techniques. Thank you, Iva!
This is about Italian needlelace in combination with embroidery. 45 pages of hand-drawn designs, hurried off to the printer before the ink was dry – you can still see the smudges in the design here and there. This is a donation from my mother. We have another book about the same subject, and an ebay seller donated images of a truly lovely set embroidered in this technique. I hope I have time to re-draw the patterns from those two, but if not, the illustrations will be clear enough.
No guesswork about the subject of this book. From Hillie Dijkstra’s collection, and it’s all about crochet! I do like the bedspread on the cover with the red polka dots.
Again from Jackie Isler, a nice pattern about a very popular subject, second only to flowers. I do not recognize any species here – are there any entomologists among our forum members who can give names to these critters? I’d love to know them!
That’s all for this week – enjoy!