2019-05-04 Two Workbaskets, Dickens’ Great Expectations illustrations, and church decorative painting

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Four new publications: Charles Dickens: Great Expectations. Illustrations only; the text is widely available. From my fathers collection, scanned by my mother and edited by Judith Adele. The illustrations are close in time to the date of the story, and show the dress of ordinary people. Most […]

2019-05-03 A Workbasket, religious embroidery, and an issue of Art Amateur.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. Today, three of them: A Workbasket from the earlier years! Scans donated by Sandra Bejster, thank you, Sandra! This issue has a crocheted pineapple center, a crocheted shopping bag, and a few pages about hemstitching, especially the hems with drawn thread. Also, the Workbasket main page has […]

2019-02-25 Three crochet edgings, and some very expensive furniture.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-KC001 Guest reception room in inlaid wood These photographs were part of an ebay listing for a complete guest reception room, in antique mother-of-pearl inlay in dark wood. Fabulous, also fabulously expensive, unfortunately. At least we can admire the workmanship! Photos published with permission of ebay seller […]

2018-11-29 A famous pattern book, a book with six embroidery pages, and a Madonna embroidery added.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-II007 Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin – Madonna della Seggiola Iva shared a lot of her fabulous Berlin woolwork collection. In view of the approaching December festivities, I picked this one as first. As it turns out, Iva had already been busy on this pattern, too and she added […]

2018-11-20 Wool-embroidered clothing, and a fourfold embroidery pattern added.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.      B-TT001 Vetements Brodes en Laine H-RM036 Hertz Wegener 491  The Vetements Brodes en Laine was published by Aiguille et Crochet. It looks very much like the Wolf Dupeyron albums and in fact the content is most likely identical to the Wolf Dupeyron Vetements Brodes en […]

2018-11-19 Another Workbasket, an embroidery, and a lesson in making skirts added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.        H-ML025 The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 12 I-ES002 Berman 842 B-YS104 Conover – Lesson Nine How to make women’s skirts The Butterfly Chair Protector in the new Workbasket has a very short pattern description. It may be useful to add a charted design of the […]

2018-11-18 A Workbasket, whitework patterns, and two cross-stitch patterns added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.            H-RM037 Portman No. L H-ML024 Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 11 H-FR116 La Brodeuse  H-GG001 Green and cream diamond design The ten whitework motifs and one double edge design are from an old, old sheet, that looks either etched or handdrawn. It’s in the […]

2018-11-17 Cartier Bresson’s Frivolite and a pattern for four heraldic motifs added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications.       I-ES001 Four heraldic motifs (and some green leaves) C-YS537 Cartier Bresson – La Frivolite A donation from ebay seller elisa-sala, and a book about tatting with good illustrations and descriptions of simple to complex tatting patterns. The third publication will have to wait until […]

2018-11-16 Patterns for Gittertull-Hakelei added

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publication. C-YS034 Gittertull-Hakelei Nine patterns that look more suitable for quilting or applique than for crochet, but that’s what the patterns say: 1 single crochet, 1 chain. Gittertull when looked up is a kind of coarse net, made partly out of tinsel threads. I don’t know if that […]