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G-HD016 Bucillas Hand Crocheted Bedspreads
Five different bedspread patterns, Pastel, Popcorn Square, Water Lily, Pie Crust, and Swedish Popcorn. Most in a single color, the Pastel pattern has different colors.
From the collection of Hillie Dijkstra, edited by Yvonne DeBandi
A-MH109 Carnation border
Probably Magasin des Dames et des Demoiselles. A vertical repeating border of carnations, 80 stitches wide. The repeat is 150 stitches high.
From the collection of Marleen van Horssen, charted by Sarah Duehr.
F-IS015 Outdoor scene, Dutch people
Outdoor scene in shades of Delft blue, featuring Dutch people in traditional dress.
Scan donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman, charted by Franciska Ruessink.
C-YS701 – 3. Dolls clothes, dress and sailor suit
Third pattern of eight, a dress and a sailors costume for a doll. Edited by Yvonne DeBandi.
G-II002 Adele della Porta, Grosso Richelieu
Explication of how to execute this technique, with photographs of patterns printed on fabric, in various stages of execution. The patterns themselves are offered for sale at the end of the book.
Scans donated by Iva Innocenti, edited by Yvonne DeBandi
H-TT001 Beaded bag
The wreck of a small beaded bag, and the reconstructed pattern. Lots of bead loss, fortunately the design is symmetrical and most areas of bead loss are still intact on the mirror side or on the reverse side, allowing the pattern to be reconstructed. Scan donated by Tamara Tiekstra.
Then, again, as usual, our plea for donations, in order for the project to survive. If you value our work, and you can afford it, we are grateful for every dollar.
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