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C-YS701-8 Doll clothes – Puppenmutterchens Nahschule
The eight pattern of a set of eight. The remaining patterns will be published in the next weeks. This one is a nightdress for a doll baby. Edited by Yvonne DeBandi.
F-WM018 Petit Echo de la Broderie, Sunday 7th January 1900
Weekly periodical with various types of needlework, a tatted doily on the front cover. Religious motif for tulle embroidery, initials, Richelieu embroidery. We have a lot of these on the to-do stack, so expect to see more. Scans donated by Peter Ketels.
G-II004 Adele della Porta: Il Punto Filet, first album
40 pgs, no year given. Lovely filet designs, shown as photographs, not charts. Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi
F-IS027 Handpainted purse pattern
Handpainted single leaf embroidery pattern for a purse. No maker known, only the pattern number. Muted colors, design with a diagonal stripe. A paisley motif, but it’s not a repeating design, although one could be made of it. Scan donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Folva Miller. Charted by Franciska Ruessink.
H-JG004 Sajou pattern, dog with butterfly
Single handpainted leaf with Berlin woolwork embroidery pattern, a dog looking at a butterfly. Size of motif 176 x 98 stitches. Scan donated by Jacques and Diny Gerards.
F-WM025 Nouvart Tashjian: Armenian lace
A well-known book about Armenian knotted lace, starting with a simple tutorial, progressing to beautiful doilies, edgings, and even lace flowers. Armenian lace and the other knotted laces around the Mediterranian show a strong family resemblance when it comes to techniques, but the Armenian products are completely recognizable as Armenian.
The middle page (18-19) shows as three columns. It could not be split up in the middle because then the OCR for the pdf would produce nonsense. It could not be split in three either because then the page even/uneven numbering would be thrown off. So the middle column has its separate page, duplicated, once to the right of the page 18 text and once to the left of the page 19 text. On the detail page it’s easier: the thumbnail is split up, but both sides link to the same double page image.
Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Fulva Miller.
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