2018-04-25 Eight new publications: letter design, lots of tapestry, openwork, and stained glass. And a Workbasket!

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.

 

D-YS149 Zwirnerei Goeggingen Frivolitaten-Arbeiten 19

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Advertising material; tatting pattern for insertion.

This leaflet has been transferred to the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, and will probably be part of an exhibition about embroidery and fashion in 2019. Marja Wijnbergen (much more experienced in tatting than I am) made a piece of tatting from the example and wrote out the instructions – many thanks, Marja! The tatted piece and an antique shell purse containing a tatting shuttle and a finger ring with tatting hook have also been donated to the museum, and if in due time there are photographs of this set of items, I’ll add them.

 

E-WM006 Maria van Hemert – 7. Ajourwerk 

 

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The last volume in a series of 7 about how to do antique needlework. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of open-work embroidery, and a design for an openwork sampler with 16 patterns.

I-FR029 Mlle Rimbot – Bande de cheminee ou portiere

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Five panels, can be arranged vertically or horizontally (or of course kept separate). Cross-stitch or tapisserie. The colors may not be the original ones, the names of the colors as stated are not in current use. This is part of a huge set of tapestry patterns from Mode Illustree; currently it’s charts only. Charted by Franciska Ruessink.

 

C-YS634 Emil Sigerus – Siebenburgisch-Sachsische Leinenstickerei

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Zweite Serie 18 Tafeln in Farbendruck mit Unterstutzung des “Sebastian-Kann-Vereins fur heimische Kunstbestrebungen”

Eighteen plates, some multi-colored, with sampler motifs from Siebenburg.

There’s a reprint of these Leinenstickerei patterns, containing all of the plates, but the reprints are monochrome where the original patterns clearly had two colors. We have a small book from the same author, and somewhere in the stack there’s a first collection, although that is incomplete. Franciska has located copies of the third and fourth collections, but those are not for sale – we keep looking!

E-WM013 Andre Vlaanderen – Het Letterteekenen

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Only the textbook, the atlas with images not included. Letter shapes in their practical, ornamental and decorative use. In spite of the atlas missing, there’s still a number of illustrations. Of course, since the text is Dutch, this will be of interest mainly to Dutch designers.

 

H-ML002 Aunt Martha’s Work Basket, Vol. 1. No. 1.

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16 pgs with crochet, quilting, embroidery, and encouragements to buy books and patterns. Advice on how to sell, and a request to readers to write in advice about how to sell. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, published with permission of F+W Media.

This publication has been on the site since the first of January, just not connected to the home page and news list, so maybe it has been seen by our forum members already.

F-WM137 C.W. Whall – Stained-Glass Work

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Practical book about stained glass work, from the Artistic Craft Series of Technical Handbooks edited by W. R. Lethaby, with a charming dedication to the authors apprentices and assistants. Last page of the index is missing, will be added later. From the estate of Frans Wijnsma, edited by Yvonne DeBandi.

 

I-FR029 Gracieuse 1910

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Lots of tapisserie / cross-stitch / woolwork patterns from a Dutch ladies magazine, all sizes, actually all charted patterns that could be found in that years issues. Charted by Franciska Ruessink.

 

FUNDRAISING

We keep asking for donations, in order for the project to survive and flourish. Especially for those Workbaskets! If you value our work, and you can afford it, we are grateful for every dollar. And I mean it: those 1 dollar donations are as welcome as the larger ones. Many grains of sand a mountain will make!

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 yet to be determined, we will start at USD 500. 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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