2019-09-03 Fundraising! Butterflies, a cross in a circle, and a Workbasket.

FUNDRAISING NOW! — Goal: 6000 USD — So far 2001.02 — 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 […]

2019-09-02 Fundraising! Today, 40 USD and a Workbasket, a knitting leaflet and an embroidery pattern.

FUNDRAISING NOW! — Goal: 6000 USD — So far 559.60 — 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 […]

2019-09-01 Fundraising! A Workbasket, a German book showcasing craft work, and an embroidery pattern.

FUNDRAISING NOW! 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 […]

2019-08-31 A wall pocket, a Workbasket, and an embroidery chart.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. I-LA001 Victorian beaded wall pocket Victorian wall pocket with floral beadwork and beaded initials, on black velvet, lined and backed with red wool fabric. Wall pockets were made of various materials, wood, ceramics, metal, leather, and fabric. Sherlock Holmes used a “Persian slipper” to keep his tobacco […]

2019-08-29 A book about ornament design, a Workbasket, and an embroidery leporello.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-RD007 Bogtman – Methodisch ontwerpen van ornament. From simple shapes to extremely involved ornaments. Construction, deformation, detailing, enlarging, shaping and placing all kinds of motifs. The style is very pre-WW2. Donated by Antiquariaat Kleinood, Amsterdam, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. H-ML060 The Workbasket Volume 6 No. 6 8 […]

2019-08-28 A Workbasket, a simple cross-motif in embroidery, a knitting and crochet book for babies and children, and a small sketch.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-ML060 The Workbasket Volume 6 No. 5 8 pages, page 4 and 5 combined to one. Crochet: Crocheted Baskets, Heart Panholders, Crocheted Pompon Hat. Quilting: Butterfly Chain Quilt. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current […]

2019-08-28 A small loom manual, a woolwork purse, a Workbasket, and a crocheted bedspread leaflet.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-CL001 Straits Adjustable Loom manual 6 pages user manual for an adjustable metal handloom, to make fabric squares on by needle-weaving. Shows how to put it together for various sizes of patches, instructions on how to weave and how to sew squares together. From the collection of […]

2019-08-26 A Workbasket, a Bernat knitting book, and an embroidery pattern.

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. H-ML058 The Workbasket Volume 6 No. 3 8 pages, 4 and 5 combined to one. Crochet: Hot Dish Mats, round and oval, Needlepoint Panholders. Paperwork: Christmas card designs. Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current […]

2019-08-25 Dickens’ American Notes, a Workbasket, and a plushwork rose

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-FW001 Dickens – American Notes / Pictures from Italy Illustrations from the Household Edition of two Charles Dickens’ travelogues, excellent for theater and costume research. These two were completed 1842 and 1846, respectively. From the collection of Frans Wijnsma, scanned by Seya Wijnsma-Spek, edited by Judith Adele […]

2019-08-24 A Royal Society crochet book, a Workbasket, and a supplement of the Journal des Demoiselles

NEW PUBLICATIONS Go to https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org to see the new publications. J-NK001 Royal Society Crochet Lessons – Vol. 1 No. 8 48 pages not counting cover. Explanation of basic stitches, many projects including complete co-ordinated curtain and bedspread sets, towels, slippers, and bathmat. Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. I-YS011 Journal des Demoiselles – 1872 […]