2017-08-07 Stained glass, doll clothes patterns, filet, weaving drafts, lots of cross stitch. Nine new publications in the Antique Pattern Library!

NEW PUBLICATIONS on http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/news.htm         

 

H-EU002 Zwei Muster nach alten Gebetteppichen

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This is a pattern for two prayer rugs. The pattern shows the top half of each rug and the bottom end is left to the imagination of whoever uses it. Personally I’d use the same border and leave the middle plain red.

Actually I own a copy of this pattern and some others myself, in badly torn condition. Because of the donation restrictions on Board Members, I had not thought to have it published for quite a while yet, until Franciska turned it up via the Europeana website. Since the pattern is exactly the same as my copy, I’ll retire that one.  Great find, Franciska!

 

H-WS006 Puppenmutterchens Nahschule

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There has been a whispered desire to see more doll clothes patterns, and of course we try to be as accommodating as possible. The first set of Agnes Lucas’ doll patterns has already been published, but Mama donated some scans of another folder. This other folder (also of Agnes Lucas) is not complete. It contains only six out of the eight patterns. However, it has been re-issued in the Netherlands (and probably elsewhere as well) by Cantecleer, and I own two of those reprints. Of course the reprinted edition cannot be published, but in both reprints the eight patterns were the same. And pattern number 1 and 8 that are missing in my original, turn out to be copies of pattern number 1 and 8 of the first set.  Of course it may be possible that the publisher selected patterns from both sets and that in the original other set there was another number 1 and 8. But by great good fortune there are two separate patterns again from Agnes Lucas, belonging to yet another set of patterns, marked as numbers 11 and 12. Those will be published as well, but as separate items.

 

G-II003 Grosso Richelieu

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Again a donation from Iva Innocenti. Richelieu embroidery is somewhere between embroidery and lace, and it looks lovely. The stitches are not exceptionally difficult, tempting me to try it out one of these days on a piece of left-over cotton. This item was edited by Yvonne DeBandi. Thank you, Iva! And thank you, Yvonne!

 

H-RD005 Moderne Ideen fur die Kunstglaserei

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These are not scans but photographs, but good enough. Editing them was difficult without spoiling the images, so I’ve only straightened them out and lightened them a bit. The original publication has been reprinted by Dover and the reprint is part of the book collection in my glass atelier. So when I saw this one on the book market, I knew the designs.

The owner kindly allowed me to photograph the entire set – thank you, Roderick! and maybe we can get better images later. The cover was badly damaged, and the thumbnail shown in the lists is an extremely edited version.

H-RM002 Kreuzstichmuster fur Leinenstickerei

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This folder is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Research Library, where we were allowed to actually scan it. The photographs weren’t clear enough to do the charting of all those niggly little backstitches, and the scans made the work immensely much easier. Ten plates, some with plain cross-stitch, others looking a lot like Assisi embroidery. It’ll be a challenge to execute the designs.

G-RB001 Izsuvumu, adijumu un audumu raksti

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Ruby Struiksma loaned the book to be scanned, and earlier on we published a single page from it. Franciska has found a way to speed up the charting considerably – hats off, Franciska – and now we can publish the whole book. Many many patterns for embroidery, weaving, knitting. Beautiful!

H-CH002 Selected patterns from a weavers draft manual

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A manuscript in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, containing all kinds of weaving drafts, from very very simple (omitted here) to fabulous. The images were not always complete, and we filled in the edge of the images as best as possible. It helps that most patterns are symmetrical. Franciska and I worked both on charting this one.

H-RM006 Wittich 646

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A well-known motif, dog on a cushion, but not the usual lapdog. This bulldog embroidery pattern was scanned by permission of the Rijksmuseum.

C-TT008 Le Filet Ancien II

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Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, charted by Franciska Ruessink. Contains the patterns of Day and Night.

 

FUNDRAISING

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.

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 240 USD. 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 also our donor base.

Anything you donate for the Library, goes to the Library. If you don’t mind it going to cover our overhead, mark your donation to NMA General. 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 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.

Thank you all, and enjoy the new and old treasures!

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